Chilly weather conditions and possible snowfall in KwaZulu-Natal from Thursday

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The Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Spa Resort turned into a winter wonderland after snow fell in the Drakensberg mountains earlier this year.
The Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Spa Resort turned into a winter wonderland after snow fell in the Drakensberg mountains earlier this year.
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Don’t put away your winter blankets and heaters just yet.

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has warned that KwaZulu-Natal residents should brace themselves for cold weather conditions from Thursday this week.

Weather forecaster, Ayanda Ntsele, told The Witness that there is a 30 to 60 % chance of showers in some parts of the province.

Ntsele said there is also a possibility of snowfall over Drakensberg and Kokstad from Friday.

“From Thursday we are expecting a cold front to be moving through the province. In the evening on Thursday, we are expecting some 30% chances of showers, and rain over the province of KZN. And there’s also dropping temperatures expected. That will continue into Friday,” she said.

Ntsele said temperatures are expected to drop to between 10 to 14 degrees in coastal areas and to below 10 degrees in interior parts of the province on Friday.

Going into Saturday, she said there were 30% chances of rain and showers in the morning.

Here are some of the chilling weather temperatures expected in some parts of the province on Friday, August 13: Pietermaritzburg will be at a minimum of 6 degrees and a maximum of 11 degrees, Ladysmith will be at a minimum of 3 degrees and a maximum of 7 degrees, Kokstad will be at a minimum of -2 degrees and a maximum of 4 degrees and Underberg will be at a minimum of -1 degrees and a maximum of 6 degrees. 
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