Snow warning for Western, Eastern Cape

2012-06-08 09:27
Snowfall. (Laura Versfeld, News24 User)

Snowfall. (Laura Versfeld, News24 User)

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Cape Town - Forecasters at the SA Weather Service have warned residents of the Western and Eastern Cape to prepare for a weekend of heavy rain and even snow.

The Cape Argus reported that the very cold weather arrived in Cape Town on Thursday and was set to continue for the rest of the weekend, as the cold front moved eastwards.

Heavy rain, rough seas and windy conditions were expected for Cape Town, the Winelands and Overberg.

Snow could possibly fall in high-lying areas on Friday and Saturday.

Rough seas were expected in coastal regions.

The Cape Times reported on Friday that one person is presumed drowned, hundreds of shacks were flooded and at least 18 road accidents were recorded after Thursday's heavy rainfall.

The South African Weather Service on Friday warned of rough seas, heavy rain, gale-force winds and snowfalls in both the Western and Eastern Cape, with the rest of the country experiencing very cold conditions.
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