Snowfall occurred in Johannesburg, South Africa for the first time in 11 years


In Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa, it snowed for the first time in 11 years. Africans refer to this phenomenon as "pure magic" and a "wonderful start to the week." Some children saw snow for the first time in their lives this summer.

Snow in Johannesburg

Professor Jennifer Fitchett, a physical geographer from the University of the Witwatersrand, explained that the snowfall occurred due to a sudden increase in humidity, low temperatures, and cold winds. She added that the snow would not last for long.

Snow in Johannesburg

The South African Weather Service has alerted residents about a frigid front sweeping through Gauteng province, encompassing Johannesburg and the capital, Pretoria.

Furthermore, snowfall occurred on Monday in the coal belt of Mpumalanga province, where numerous power stations of struggling utility Eskom are situated.