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Joburgers up to a whimsical surprise with parts of the city covered in snow

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Residents of Johannesburg woke up to a whimsical surprise on Monday morning, with many parts of the city covered in snow.

The SA Weather Services has warned of a persisting cold front across many parts of the country, with Monday expected to be the coldest day this week.

The fluffy Gauteng blizzard began at around 8am.

With temperatures reaching below freezing, many residents headed to the social media streets to share their experience:

 High-lying areas of the Western Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal province have also been affected as cold sweeps through the coastal provinces.

Eastern Cape motorists have meanwhile been urged to proceed with caution, as dangerous driving conditions and poor visibility are likely to persist along the province’s roads.

Up to 20cm of snow is expected in parts of the province, SAWS has warned.

SAWS Lehlohonolo Thobela says while the extremely cold conditions are not unusual for the winter season, climate change can’t be ruled out as a contributing factor: 

Written by: Naomi Kobbie

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