National 7.7.2014 11:15 am

No significant snow for SA this winter

Image courtesy stock.xchnge (melem)

Image courtesy stock.xchnge (melem)

No significant snowfall is expected in South Africa this week after the cold front that hit across the landscape during the weekend, brought along some snow in certain parts of the country.

WeatherSA confirmed that snowfall had been experienced after temperature plummeted during the weekend, but that no significant snowfall was expected this coming week.

This after Snow Report SA’s Serena Ansell posted a picture on Twitter of light snowfall at the Inhlosane Mountain in Dargle in the KZN Midlands.

Forecaster Dipuo Tawana told The Citizen that light rain had been expected in the KwaZulu-Natal; however, the cold temperature caused the rain to freeze resulting in precipitation which is composed of rain and partially melted snow.

“We don’t really measure snow, as it was just sprinkles experienced this morning,” said Tawana.

“No significant snowfall is expected in KZN or other parts of the country this week.”

Tawana added that the likelihood of snowfall hitting the country had not been evaluated yet, but that the cold that would be experienced this week was not because of the cold front.

“The cold experienced now is not the result of a cold front. The cold front already passed us, leaving behind high pressure behind it which pushes cold air into the country. This caused temperature to drop,” said Tawana.

“Gauteng is expected to recover from the drop in temperature on Thursday, so it will still be quite cold this week.”

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