‘No snow is expected this weekend’

2015-06-06 09:47
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THOSE dreaming of snow and building a snowman will be hugely disappointed by the weather outlook this weekend.

“No snow is expected across the province this weekend,” said Durban weather forecaster Stacy Colborne.

“We received reports of very light snow over the Kokstad area but it’s gone now. That was the only report we received,” she said.

Colborne said the weather is likely to remain cold throughout the weekend and they expect it to start warming up by Monday.

An official at the Nolangeni Hotel in Kokstad, where snow fall had been reported, said there had been no snow. “There is nothing, maybe it’s still going to happen.”

Another official at the Ingwe Guest Lodge in Kokstad said: “Its just cold. The sun shines and disappears. There is also terrible wind here.”

He said it has not snowed for “a few years” in the town.

There were reports of light snow falling in the Sani Pass area on Thursday.

The weather remained cold yesterday with some parts of the province experiencing strong winds. The provincial disaster teams have been placed on high alert following strong winds that swept across the Midlands causing damage to businesses and property.

The winds are expected to batter the coastline this weekend.

Robert Mckenzie of the KZN Emergency Services called on people to drive carefully.

They treated a man for minor injuries after his bakkie overturned on the N2 near Kokstad yesterday.

“It is very cold in the area and there was thick sleet on the road,” he said.

He said inclement and adverse weather is expected across the province this weekend and emergency teams and disaster teams are on high alert.

Msawakke Mayisela of the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) said no serious damage had been reported because of the bad weather.

Have you seen snow or any damage caused by the cold front and strong winds passing through the province? If so, please send your pictures to thamsanqam@witness.co.za

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