There will soon be a chill in the air as the Western Cape is expecting some snowy weather conditions this coming week.

According to Storm Report SA, certain parts of the Western Cape are in for snowy days next week and a lot of rainy weather. A cold front will make its way to the province from Tuesday, July 7 bringing with it chilly temperatures and rain across the Cape.

“We are looking at a VERY exciting week next week. The week is going to start off with a weak cold front on Tuesday followed by a STRONG front on Thursday,” says Storm Report.

“We are expecting the front on Thursday to sweep across the country bringing heavy rainfall to the Western Cape, moderate rainfall over the Western parts of the Northern Cape and SNOW over the mountains of the Western Cape, southern parts of the Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, southern parts of the Free State and Lesotho.”

High-lying areas like Matroosberg are in for especially chilly temperatures starting next week.

From Tuesday [July 7] temperatures in Matroosberg will dip to -8°C with scattered showers expected at the same time, making perfect conditions for snow.

According to Matroosberg Reserve, the area is expecting more snow next weekend and they are welcoming guests for leisure accommodation.

Three days of rain and below-freezing temperatures are on the cards for Matroosberg next week, these are expected to bring the possibility of snow as well.

Forecasts could change over the next few days but snow-seekers are advised to keep their eye on predictions and prepare for likely snowy scenes next week.

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