After months of dryness in the Western Cape, snow is expected to grace certain parts of the province following the massive cold front which is currently making pools out of parking lots.
The South African Weather Services (SAWS) has stated that a snowfall should be expected later on this afternoon, carrying on until early Thursday morning.
Strong winds are set to continue during the snowfall, while the rain has been speculated to subside in certain parts around the early evening.
SAWS and Western Cape officials, including Mayor Patricia de Lille, have urged Capetonians to maintain calm and keep a weather-eye open.
“We would like to assure residents that our Disaster Risk Management teams are on high alert”, said de Lille. “They have been working with stakeholders to ensure that we are prepared to provide relief and assistance to residents and to address the infrastructure that could potentially be affected by the weather”.
The city has also urged residents to “capture rainwater where possible” as it is suitable for flushing toilets.
This, in an attempt to curb the water usage of Western Cape residents during a period of extended water shortage in the region.