Following a prolonged spell of scorching temperatures, Northern KZN residents have embraced the arrival of refreshing rainfall. However, as they revel in the cooler climate, an unforeseen development has taken place with snowfall being seen on the N11 between Newcastle and Ladysmith.
Social media has been abuzz with video clips capturing the surreal sight of snowflakes and sleet descending upon the bustling roadway.
In addition to this, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a warning of disruptive snowfall set to potentially affect several regions, including Newcastle, Ladysmith, Dannhauser, Underberg, Greater Kokstad, Giants Castle, and Mooi River.
The weather service has indicated that light to moderate snowfall, which may lead to treacherous icy road conditions, is to be expected, potentially causing disruptions to traffic. SAWS has also cautioned that due to snow accumulation on mountain peaks, certain minor passes will be temporarily closed.
Furthermore, the N3 Toll Concession has reported significant snowfall on Van Reenen’s Pass, further accentuating the unusual wintry conditions in the area.
In light of the anticipated inclement weather, motorists are strongly urged to exercise the utmost caution on the roads. Residents in the regions earmarked for potential snowfall are encouraged to take measures to keep warm and ensure the welfare of their pets in the face of these unusual weather conditions.
We invite readers to share their thoughts and experiences in the comment section below, particularly regarding the unanticipated snowfall and its impact on the region.