Snow on the Berg, but sun will soon be back

Weekend Witness - - News - ANNZRA NAIDOO

FREEZ­ING tem­per­a­tures in KwaZulu-Na­tal usu­ally mean there’s snow on the Drak­ens­berg.

This cold week­end is no ex­cep­tion. Snow fell on Thurs­day night at Sani Pass, cov­er­ing the top peaks there. Guests at the Sani Moun­tain Lodge woke up to find their cars cov­ered in ice. But ac­cord­ing to the South African Weather Ser­vice, the weather is ex­pected to clear up for the rest of the week­end, with only light snow fall ex­pected, if any.

The cold­est ar­eas in KwaZu­luNatal yes­ter­day were Mooi River with a max­i­mum tem­per­a­ture of seven de­grees Cel­sius, Un­der­berg with a max­i­mum of six de­grees Cel­sius and Kok­stad, be­ing the cold­est, with a max­i­mum of four de­grees Cel­sius.

The ex­tremely cold tem­per­a­tures in Kok­stad only yielded snow in cer­tain ar­eas. De­spite it hav­ing the cold­est tem­per­a­tures in the prov­ince, there was no snow in Kok­stad it­self.

Kok­stad res­i­dent Nol­wazi Me­tand­aba was hop­ing for snow:

“A lot of peo­ple don’t like to go out in the snow be­cause they think it’s cold … When the snow is hard, it is not that cold. It’s only cold when the snow melts. That’s why I go out to en­joy it. I love it.”


Pic­turesque scenes yes­ter­day at a snow-be­decked Sani Moun­tain Lodge.

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