The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a warning about potential snowfall in Mpumalanga on Monday.
This is due to a strong cold front and cut-off low that are expected to bring widespread rain, snow, and a significant decrease in temperature throughout South Africa from this weekend until Monday.
The freezing levels are predicted to drop significantly starting from Saturday, affecting Mpumalanga, Gauteng, and Limpopo by Monday.
The snowfall is anticipated to begin on Saturday in the Matroosberg and Cederberg regions of the Western Cape, as well as Sutherland.
By Sunday, the snow is likely to extend to the Nuweveld mountains in the Karoo and the mountainous areas of the Eastern Cape and Drakensberg.
There is a possibility of ground snow near Barkley East, located at the base of the southern Drakensberg.
According to forecaster Wayne Venter, towns such as Dullstroom, Volksrust, Ermelo, and Belfast could potentially wake up to a beautiful snowy landscape.
On Monday, snowfall will persist in the Southern Drakensberg, parts of Lesotho, and the mountainous regions near the Midlands in KwaZulu-Natal.
Current weather models indicate the possibility of significant ground snow in Mpumalanga on Monday.
Snowfall in parts of the Free State, Mpumalanga, and KwaZulu-Natal occurs approximately every two to three years.
Based on the GFS (Global Forecast System) weather model, there is currently a slight chance of light snow in certain areas of Gauteng on Monday.
However, not all weather models agree on this, so there is still a possibility of change.
Although it is not impossible, it should be noted that freezing rain or light snow may also occur in parts of Limpopo if the forecast holds true.