Cape Town - Heavy rain and snowfall is expected in Cape Town this week, the city said on Wednesday.
“Freezing conditions are expected on Friday morning, with predictions of minus three degrees Celsius... and possible snowfalls on Table Mountain,” said spokesman Wilfred Solomons-Johannes.
“Heavy rainfall is likely over the Cape metro, Overberg, southern parts of the Cape Winelands, and the west coast districts on Thursday evening and Friday.”
A flash-flood warning was issued in some parts of the province, along with a fire warning for the Karoo.
“The city has accordingly upgraded the preparedness level of its disaster response teams in advance of the heavy rainfall predicted and the likelihood of localised urban flooding in Cape Town.”
Solomons-Johannes urged travellers and residents to take precautions and be wary of landslides and rockfalls.
“Those travelling in mountainous areas across the Western Cape are advised to expect delays and possible deviations as mountain passes may be closed to traffic.
“Members of the public should not hike along the mountainous areas as they may find themselves in distress.”