More snow is on its way to the Western Cape and eager snow seekers could be in luck this weekend.

According to Storm Report the Mother City is in for some chilly weather and rain, while the province is in for some white-capped mountains.

“We are expecting a weak cold front tomorrow over the Western Cape followed by a STRONG front on Thursday. This front is going to bring heavy rain and heavy snowfall over parts of the country. Our third front is expected next week Tuesday and could bring more heavy snowfall but this will be covered on a different map,” says Storm Report.

The Cape Town Weather Office has also issued a severe weather warning, with damaging winds expected on Thursday, July 9.

“Strong north-westerly winds (60-75km per hour) are expected over the Western Cape on Thursday [July 9] but strong gale (80-100km per hour) wind is expected over the Central Karoo, Little Karoo, Cape Winelands, Overberg and coastal regions between Cape Columbine and Cape Agulhas of the Western Cape spreading to Plettenberg Bay by Thursday evening and subside by Friday morning [July 10],” the Office said.

Areas such as Ceres and Matroosberg are expected to receive snow between July 9 and 11.

As much as 15cm of snowfall is expected over the Cederberg, Hottentot Hollands mountains and Hex River ranges. Matroosberg could receive more than 20cm of snow over the same period.

Swartberg and the Outeniqua mountains will receive lighter snow along with Nuweveld and Sneeuberge.

Storm Report warns that their forecast is an advanced forecast and things could change over the next few days.

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