Brrr, winter is officially here!
After temperatures dropped significantly throughout most parts of the country to start the week, the SA Weather Service has warned that the cold front — expected to last till Wednesday — will be accompanied by wet conditions.
HuffPost spoke to weather forecaster Lulama Pheme, who said, "There is a high possibility of widespread showers and thundershowers over Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Free State and KwaZulu-Natal."
🌧 Widespread rain in Johannesburg & southern Gauteng on Monday morning. Fresh storm approaching Pretoria ahead of the arrival of a strong cut off low system, which is pushing in cold air.— Gauteng Weather (@tWeatherSA) May 14, 2018
"These conditions are likely to spread to the eastern parts of the country (Mpumalanga, KZN), and there is a 60 percent chance of rain expected for Gauteng." Pheme went on to say that Gauteng conditions would improve midweek.
"Johannesburg is expected to have a high of 12°C, while Pretoria is expected to experience a maximum of 15°C, and Vereeniging can expect a high of 11°C."
The weekend was even colder in high-lying areas — images of snow atop Sani Pass and the Black Mountain Pass in Lesotho have been shared on social media.
Snow falling at Black Mountain Pass in Lesotho. pic.twitter.com/YpSD5Q0nRO— Snow Report SA (@SnowReportSA) May 12, 2018
The snow at the top of Sani Pass this morning. pic.twitter.com/OZLf8UJE0y— Snow Report SA (@SnowReportSA) May 13, 2018