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Johannesburg - 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 -3°C... and possible snowfalls on Table Mountain," said spokesperson 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."

Solomons-Johannes said the intense cold front is expected to affect the Western Cape and the Northern Cape provinces from Wednesday until Saturday.

“Members of the public and small stock farmers are advised that very cold conditions, snowfalls on the highground, strong interior winds, rough seas and heavy rainfall in places could lead to localised flooding,” he said.

The city’s disaster response teams and engineering crews are currently inspecting various low-lying and floodplain areas to ensure that, where possible, preventative work is undertaken to mitigate against flood and storm damage.

The South African Weather Services have issued a fire warning for the Central Karoo and Little Karoo on Thursday.

Fire warning have also been issued in the North West Province and parts of the Free State.

Vryburg temperatures are set to soar to 35°C, with Kimberley reaching a maximum of 30°C.

- SAPA
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