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Zebras caught in the snow in 2016

The cold front has brought with it bouts of snow in various parts of South Africa – residents around the country have been sharing their impressive pics of the snow fall.

Large parts of SA can expect the mercury to plummet over the next few days, according to the South African Weather Service.

Winter has hit hard as bitterly cold temperatures are being be felt across SA, as PE experienced its coldest morning for the year with the mercury dropping to 1.9°C

Forecasts indicate temperatures will drop to as much as -3°C in Gauteng’s Vereerniging and the Northern Cape’s Sutherland, while the mercury will drop to -0°C in Mpumalanga’s Standerton, the Northern Cape’s Calvinia as well as the Free State’s Bethlehem.

South African Weather Service spokesperson for the region Garth Sampson says it was in fact the coldest temperature since 2014 set at 1.4°C, and it would have had to drop a further -0.7°C to set an all-time record.t

Added to this Sampson warns the upcoming days are expected to be super cold as a cold front with wet weather and snowfall has hit the Eastern Cape on Friday afternoon.

“This will be accompanied by gale force winds, very cold temperatures and showers of rain over the southern parts near the south of Somerset East, Hogsback between Plettenberg Bay and the Kei River.

Snow has also fallen on the southern mountains and will include Baviaanskloof Mountains, Tsitsikama Mountains, Amatola/Winterberg Mountains around Hogsback, says Sampson.

And South Africans have been sharing all their awesome snow pics on social media.

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