The first heavy cold front has made landfall in the Cape Peninsula bringing gusty winds of up to 50 kilometres per hour in some places.
Heavy rain is expected to fall over large parts of the Western Cape with snowfall across the Boland.
The weather office has also predicted swells of up to six metres along the coastline.
Disaster management crews have also been placed on high alert for possible flooding in low lying areas on the Cape flats, after a severe weather warning was issued on Saturday.
⚠️ Media Release: South Africa welcoming winter with snow from Monday (25 May 2020). pic.twitter.com/gIrbafSKMJ
— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) May 22, 2020
⚠️Please be aware of the following #weatheralerts for tomorrow into Tuesday. A whopping 10 alerts out for the next 2 days. Coastal areas will see gale force winds, waves of 6 to 9m and storm surge. The marine community should take extra precaution. @NSRI pic.twitter.com/9xuuPvv89v
— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) May 24, 2020
The weather service has also warned that temperatures in Johannesburg are expected to drop to -1 degree.
⚠️ ALERT: INTENSE COLD FRONT FROM TUESDAY!!
— Gauteng Weather (@tWeatherSA) May 22, 2020