Capetonians have been warned to keep warm over the next few days, as the South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a weather warning for the Mother City.

An intense cold front is expected to make landfall in Cape Town on Tuesday, bringing with it a myriad of wintry weather conditions.

“Advisories issued by the Cape Town Weather Office including: Disruptive Snowfall, Strong to Gale force winds, and Heavy Rain leading to flooding,” the service warned on Twitter.

The service added that this cold front will bring disruptive snowfall with it, predicting that 10-20cm of snow will fall over areas of the Northern and Western Capes between Tuesday and Wednesday.

Up to 80mm of rain is also expected to fall on Tuesday across the Cape Winelands and Overberg.

And finally, winds of 70km/h are expected to blow into the Western and Northern Cape on Tuesday, with interior winds blowing up to 60km/h.

Snowfalls were also recorded on the Outeniqua mountains near George, the Swartberge near Oudtshoorn, and the Winterberg near Fort Beaufort in the Eastern Cape over the weekend.

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