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Snow blankets portions of South Africa and Lesotho

It snowed in portions of South Africa and Lesotho on Friday.

The South African Weather Service said there was snow in several areas including Newcastle, Ladysmith and Harrismith. Newcastle is about 300 kilometres south of Johannesburg.

It also snowed in the country of Lesotho.

Afriski, a ski resort in Lesotho opened to skiers according to Euro News. Afriski is the only skiing resort in the country of Lesotho and it is located 3050 metres above sea level.

It is currently winter in the southern hemisphere. July is typically the coldest month in South Africa.

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