This long awaited front will hit the WC during the night tonight. It looks like there will be less snow than previously expected in the WC, but an increase in KZN and the EC. As always, snow forecasting for specific areas is extremely difficult, and can change so easily from day to day as the systems develop. Currently, we see the first falls in the WC during tomorrow (Friday) morning, and on and off through the day. Snow will extend into the eastern parts of the WC during the night and into areas of the Northern Cape as indicated on the map. Saturday morning could also see some snow on the KZN Drakensberg and the Eastern Maluti Mountains in Lesotho. As Saturday progresses, we may see some light snow over the WC high peaks, and snow making an appearance in the EC between Graaff-Reinet and Hogsback, and a possibility of flurries in the EC Drakensberg areas. All this time, snow continuing to fall on the KZN Drakensberg from north to south.
By evening, more snow will be seen between Graaff-Reinet and Hogsback in the EC, intensified falls over the EC Drakensberg, heavier falls on the KZN Drakensberg and Lesotho, and some possible flurries in the Kokstad and Matatiele areas. By Sunday morning, we should be seeing light snowfalls in the KZN Midlands, the KZN Drakensberg, the EC Drakensberg and over high ground in the Kokstad to Matatiele areas (these areas could get flurries and snow falls through the whole of Sunday). Through Sunday and into Sunday afternoon and evening, there may be a few flurries in the KZN Midlands whilst heavy falls are still possible on the KZN Drakensberg, over much of Lesotho and over the EC Drakensberg. Falls could continue over the KZN Drakensberg and Lesotho into the night, but are likely to cease during the early hours of Monday morning as the front moves out to sea. Up to half a metre of snow can be expected to be left behind in places on the Southern KZN Drakensberg peaks.