National 26.7.2016 03:39 pm

Snow possible in Mpumalanga

It was hailing outside Dullstroom on the Steenkampsberg Pass today. Photo: Lowvelder

It was hailing outside Dullstroom on the Steenkampsberg Pass today. Photo: Lowvelder

With clouds building dramatically and temperatures dropping, snow is a very possible prospect in parts of the Lowveld today and tomorrow.

With extremely cold weather creeping in on Long Tom Pass, and cold and hail on the Steenkampsberg Pass, the chance for snow in Mpumalanga is a very possible prospect, reports the Lowvelder.

A cold front, accompanied by widespread rain, has been creeping across South Africa over the past few days. Widespread snow has been reported in several areas of the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State. Severe rain and floods have also hit the eastern parts of KwaZulu-Natal.

The Lowveld has to date been the least affected but with temperatures dropping quickly it is not unlikely that the high-altitude areas like Long Tom Pass might soon get snow.

Read: AA urges drivers to be extra vigilant in bad weather

Caxton News Service

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