Western Cape braces for cold and wet conditions - and some snow

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The Western Cape could experience its first scattering of snow as the province experiences cold and wet weather on Wednesday and Thursday.
The Western Cape could experience its first scattering of snow as the province experiences cold and wet weather on Wednesday and Thursday.
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  • Cold and wet weather has been forecast for the Western Cape over the next few days.
  • The conditions could result in patches of snow.
  • The cold conditions will move to the Eastern Cape over the weekend.

Western Cape residents could see the province's first scattering of snow this season as cold and wet weather sets on Wednesday and Thursday.

According to the South African Weather Service (SAWS), the cold and wet weather will reach the Western Cape when a cold front makes landfall on Wednesday afternoon.

This is expected to bring rain to the western and southern parts of the province, SAWS forecaster Luthando Masimini said.

The wet conditions will persist into Thursday, with the province experiencing showers and thundershowers throughout the day. Masimini said there could be in the region of 20mm of rain, although the latest rainfall forecast was not available at the time of publication.

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Temperatures for Cape Town are likely to hover around 15 and 16 degrees on Thursday and Friday. George is expected to drop to 14 degrees on Friday.

"There could be patches of snow in the central and eastern parts of the Western Cape from Thursday," Masimini added.

The expected level of snowfall was not available at the time of publication.

The cold weather will move towards the Eastern Cape and further inland from Thursday, with the Eastern Cape likely to experience rainfall and snow from Friday, Masimini added.



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