Durban - It's going to be bitterly cold this weekend with snow expected over the Southern Berg.
Snow Report SA reports that some light snowfalls are possible in the Kokstad/Matatiele area of KZN late on Saturday and could continue through to Sunday morning. However the snow is expected to be light and will be primarily confined to the high ground.
Snow Report said that Saturday night into Sunday morning will see the front move further east, bringing snow into the KZN Drakensberg, and possibly some light snow in the Drakensberg Gardens Road area with heavier snow possible up Sani Pass and all the high peaks of the KZN Drakensberg. it said there could be a couple of flurries in the Midlands, but this was not expecting much settle.
In Lesotho snow is expected at Ongeluks Nek and Qacha's Nek on Saturday evening, and by the early hours of Sunday morning snow is expected along the whole eastern side of Lesotho with heavier falls possible at the top of Sani Pass and further up on Black Mountain Pass. By sunrise on Sunday, most of Lesotho is expected to have experienced some snow.
Temperatures in the Berg are decidedly chilly with a maximum at Kokstad of 10° and a minimum of 1° on Saturday morning and -1° on Sunday morning. Bergville will experience temperatures of 25°/3° on Saturday and 16°/1° on Sunday while Mooi River will be 10°/-1° Saturday and 14°/2° Sunday. One of the coldest places over Saturday/Sunday evening will be Impendle at -3°. The provincial capital will be 16°/4° and 18°/5° respectively.
In Durban it will be wet tomorrow with a maximum of 18° and a minimum of 14°. There are 65% chance of rain and 33% chance of thunderstorms tapering off into patches of drizzle in the evening. On Sunday it will be 13°/19° and mostly sunny with a 25% chance of rain.The Independent on Saturday