The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a weather warning for an intense cold front that is expected to make landfall in the Western Cape from Thursday.
The warning is for damaging winds, disruptive rain and snow in the Western Cape high-lying areas.
Heavy rain is predicted from Thursday afternoon, spreading over the entire province by the evening.
Rainfall accumulation of up to 50mm can be expected over the south-western parts of the province and may lead to localised flooding from Thursday.
“The cold fronts that are moving into the province this week will bring a significant drop in temperatures on Friday and Saturday which may lead to light to moderate snowfalls occurring over the high-lying areas. The weather is expected to clear up by Sunday, ” said Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape, Anton Bredell.