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Cape Town - Capetonians could have a winter treat on Thursday - snow on Table Mountain for the second time in weeks.
The City of Cape Town’s disaster response teams were on “high alert as a result of the severe weather system that was developing, and which was set to bring heavy rainfall as from Thursday night and Friday” over the peninsula, spokesman Wilfred Solomons Johannes said on Tuesday.
The SA Weather Service told the City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre of the following weather watches:
* Heavy rainfalls on Thursday night and Friday over the Cape metro, Overberg, the southern parts of the Cape Winelands and West Coast districts.
* Localised flooding is expected on Thursday night and Friday in these regions.
* Disruptive snowfalls are expected over the western high ground of the Western Cape and south-western high ground of the Northern Cape on Thursday, spreading to the Western Cape south-eastern high ground on Friday.
But there is a lighter side - snowreport.co.za posted: “The latest forecast… is showing snow falling on Table Mountain again on Thursday night and Friday morning. Could it happen twice in one year?”
The City of Cape Town issued emergency numbers:
* Flooding, blocked drains and service disruptions: 0860 103 089 or SMS to 31373.
* Electricity outages:0860 103 089 or SMS to 31220.
* Road closures: 0800 656463 for delays and deviations.
* Weather reports: Radio, TV, or weatherline at 082 162.
* Emergencies: 107 (landline), 021 480 7700 (cellphone).