Rare Snowfall Delights Johannesburg Residents

Rare Snowfall Delights Johannesburg Residents

JOHANNESBURG — As snow fell in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the first time in more than 10 years earlier this week, residents bundled up and rushed outside. Many people shared photos and videos online and couldn’t contain their excitement as the area was transformed into a winter wonderland.

“Snow is falling in Gauteng province, which includes Johannesburg, the country’s largest city,” said South Africa’s Weather on Monday.

“It is infrequent for it to snow in Johannesburg, but it does happen once every five to 10 years or so,”said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Jason Nicholls. “The last time it snowed in the city was 2012, and it also snowed back in 2007.”

According to Nicholls, the reason snow is “so infrequent” in South Africa during the winter months is due to the fact that winter typically coincides with the country’s dry season, which runs from June to August. The wet season there is during the warmer months of October through April, Nicholls noted.

Source: Published without changes from Zenger News