The Cape Town Weather Office says the Western Cape will be experiencing cold and rainy conditions for the next couple of days.

Weather Office forecaster, Mmathapelo Makgabutlane says average temperatures of between 15 and 18 degrees can be expected in the Cape between Thursday and Sunday, with an average rainfall of 10 to 30 millimetres.

She says there is an 80% chance of rain expected on Friday.

Makgabutlane says a warning has been issued to Capetonians about rough seas and strong gale force winds.

She says: “we are looking at about 65km/h on average for wind speeds, however along the coastline and even down towards Slangkop Cape Point region we do expect those to be probably touching closer to about 70 km/h on average. With the wind gusts going in excess of 80 km/h at times.”