Snowfall in the Western Cape

Snow, sleet and heavy rain falls across the Western Cape ahead of the weekend.

Snow on the Outeniqua Mountains as seen from George. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - Disaster management officials in the Southern Cape are on high alert as Friday's wet and inclement weather conditions are set to continue across the weekend.

The Eden District Municipality has urged motorists to be cautious, amid heavy downpours.

Some flooding has been reported in the Southern Cape.

At the same time, the Swartberg Pass between Oudtshoorn and Prince Albert has been closed, due to snowfall.

Disaster risk manager Gerard Otto said, "We're monitoring the situation. It appears as if we'll be experiencing the same weather pattern throughout the night and tomorrow morning."

Meanwhile, several mountains are dotted with snow.

Residents of Worcester, Sutherland and George have reported seeing slopes dusted in white.

Meanwhile, authorities are warning residents of Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal, Northern Cape and Free State to prepare for heavy rains and snow.