Western Cape Residents Warned To Prepare For Chilly, Windy And Very Wet Weather

CAPE TOWN – The South African Weather Service has warned Western Cape residents to brace themselves for a cold front that’s expected to hit the province later today.

Strong winds, heavy rains and possible flooding is on the cards, especially for the Cape Metropole and Overberg areas.

There is also the strong possibility of snowfall in some of the mountainous regions in the province like the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountain range.

Weather forecaster Rian Smit says, “With a passing through on the frontal system, the associated warnings that we are issuing with it is a gale force, north westerly winds. That’s around the coastal areas, from Slangkop to Cape Agulhas; and that will be moderate already overnight.”

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There were heavy downpours overnight, accompanied by strong wind and cold temperatures. Snowfall is also expected in some parts of the province. Weather forecaster Henning Grobbler says the Cape is in for the chilliest weekend so far this winter.

“The cold front has gone through from last night and there’s been a fair amount of rain. Cloudy and cold weather be expected today for the Cape Town region and there may still be some showers during the course of this morning, including this afternoon.”

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