Cape Town prepares for heavy rains

Capetonians have been told to expect flooding and extremely cold conditions over the weekend.

Heavy rains flooded roads across Cape Town on 8 July 2012. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The South African Weather Service have warned Capetonians to prepare themselves for flooding as a major three-day cold front hits the province.

Rough sea conditions and strong gale-force winds with speeds up to 70km/h are expected along with cold temperatures.

Meteorologist Carlton fillies says there is also a possibility of snowfall on Sunday.

"Rain will exceed 50 millimetres in 24 hours in areas such as the Cape Metropole, Cape Winelands and the Overberg District."

Meanwhile, the Matroosberg Nature Reserve's Didi Greeff says they have already received tons of calls and bookings for those wanting to view the snow.

"We are expecting very bad conditions for Sunday. Residents are calling in trying to come through."