Light snow reported as cold season begins

2016-04-06 23:00

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Pietermaritzburg - With temperatures as low as zero degrees in Sani Pass, KZN saw its first smattering of snow for the winter season on Wednesday morning.

Light snow in the Southern Drakensberg was reported on Tuesday night and the early hours of Wednesday morning by the South African Weather Service.

The service said the snow was very light and near the Lesotho border.

Sani Pass Mountain Lodge booking manager Anne Young said the freezing cold temperatures on Wednesday had brought rain and heavy mist but not snow.

She said heavy mist had surrounded the lodge so that visibility was between five to 10 metres.

“There might be snow on the mountains surrounding the lodge but because of the rain and mist, we cannot see anything,” she said.

Other lodges in central and northern Drakensberg said although it had been extremely cold, they had not experienced any snow.

• chelsea.pieterse@witness.co.za

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