Snow has fallen over the mountains in the small town of Greyton near Caledon, in the Western Cape. The rural town has been hit hard by the storm and its residents are feeling the effects of an intense cold front.

Greyton Tourism Manager, Roslyn Petersen, says 13 millimetres of rain has been recorded overnight.

“Lots of damage has been done, roofs were blown, electric poles fell over much assistance was needed in the community and every hand was helping to restore electricity and tree felling, Greyton today is back some visitors coming in more severe weather to be expected by Monday,” says Petersen.

More Western Cape areas  record damages

In Cape Town, several informal settlements are experiencing flooding and power outages.

The first of a series of cold fronts made landfall on Thursday, accompanied by heavy rain, strong winds and high seas.

In Masiphumelele near Kommetjie, residents of Z section are battling to keep dry and warm. They say a canal nearby constantly overflows, and floods their shacks with sewerage.

Strong winds uprooted trees in areas such as Camps Bay and caused power outages in Mitchells Plain, Claremont, Philippi, Lotus River and Retreat.

Many roads across the city have been flooded.

Meanwhile, the search for two people who went missing after they fell into a canal at Belgravia in Athlone, has resumed.

The operation was called off on Thursday afternoon due to bad weather.

Below is an in depth report on the Western Cape cold front: