The Western Cape is facing another severe cold front today while weather conditions are expected to clear by Tuesday afternoon.
There has reportedly been snowfall on the mountains, heavy downpours, strong winds and waves reaching up to six metres.
“The rainfall that is predicted by the South African Weather Service is expected to continue for Monday only. But disruptive snowfall of up to 50cm across the highest mountain ranges in the Western Cape is predicted, so this is expected to bring very cold weather,” said Environmental Affairs spokesperson James-Brent Styan.
According to EWN, the City of Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Theewaterskloof and Witzenberg are all currently experiencing heavy rainfall.
“It poses a risk to people being outdoors as well as vulnerable livestock.
“The rainfall predicted, especially within the City of Cape Town area, is expected to cause further challenges, particularly for those low-lying areas which are already severely waterlogged due to the rainfall we have seen over the past two weeks.”
The disaster risk management authorities are currently on standby to respond to any incidents.