Sprinkling of snow on Berg

2008-04-21 00:00

KwaZulu-Natal residents can expect a slightly warmer day today after a cold, thundery Sunday, which had people reaching for an extra blanket on their beds.

At 1 pm, the temperature had reached just 12°C in the capital yesterday. Giant’s Castle shivered at a chilly nine degrees and Underberg’s weather station recorded a temperature just shy of seven degrees.

The mercury is expected to settle at 21°C in Pietermaritzburg today, as later in the day drier conditions replace those that accompanied the weekend’s cold front.

A sprinkling of snow is believed to have settled on high peaks of the southern Drakensberg yesterday, but the weather bureau said that no further snowfalls are expected today.

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