Western Cape residents have been warned to brace themselves for cold weather with the possibility of light snowfall in the province.
Forecasts by the South African Weather Service (SAWS) indicate that a cold front which made landfall on Monday night will bring rain over the south-western parts of the province and is expected to spread along the south coast by Wednesday.
It is expected to clear by the afternoon.
A second cold front is expected to make landfall on Friday morning.
The SAWS said the cold weather could bring light snowfall to the mountainous regions in the south-western parts of the Western Cape.
Wind is expected to reach strong to near gale-force conditions of between 40km/h and 60km/h into Tuesday.
Anton Bredell, Western Cape MEC for Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, said:
“The cold, wet weather is coming, and we are urging people to prepare. The bulk of the winter is still lying ahead of us, and we need to be prepared to deal with the conditions as best we can.”