Weather Service warns of severe cold front, snow in the Western Cape

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The South African Weather Service says disruptive snowfall of up to ten centimetres can be expected in high lying areas of the Western Cape on Friday.

A severe cold front made landfall in the province on Thursday bringing with it strong winds and heavy rain.

Another cold front is expected to make landfall later on Friday. Disaster management teams will assess areas that are prone to localised flooding.

Provincial Local Government spokesperson, James-Brent Styan, says they remain on high alert.

“We want to urge people to be cautious on the roads and to avoid crossing rivers where possible. Over the weekend, the severe cold weather may also cause additional challenges to people and livestock caught outdoors. We want to urge people to take note of the weather warnings. All key disaster management stakeholders have been informed proactively to ensure that all possible mitigation measures are put in place.”

The video below shows the weather forecast: