The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has confirmed that large parts of Johannesburg experienced snow on Monday morning.
“A cold front caused a significant drop in temperatures over today, Monday, 10 July 2023. The maximum temperatures are expected to reach 13°C in the northern areas of Gauteng, with minimum temperatures recorded to have met criteria for snowy conditions,” the weather service stated.
Snow was observed over areas in the south, such as Soweto, Alberton and Roodepoort. The other areas were reported to be on the east of Gauteng; Heidelberg and parts of Vosloorus.
“Light snowfall and sleet are still possible over the Highveld and the escarpment of Mpumalanga today, where expected temperatures for areas such as Dullstroom, Belfast, Roossenekal, Mariepskop, Mount Anderson and Ermelo will not exceed 6°C,” SAWS said.
The public and small stock farmers have been advised that the very cold, wet and windy conditions may pose a risk to livestock, vulnerable crops and plants.
Severe frost is expected overnight as well as on Wednesday morning, according to the weather service.