Strong cold front to hit the Cape

Snow, heavy rain and gale force winds are expected in parts of the province.

FILE: Snow, heavy rain and gale force winds are expected in parts of the province. Picture: Richard Saville/iWitness.

CAPE TOWN - A strong cold front is expected to hit parts of the Western Cape over the next 48 hours.

Heavy rains are expected across the Cape Peninsula, Cape Winelands District, Overberg and the West Coast District, which may result in localised flooding in areas.

Residents have been advised to keep warm.

Gale force winds of up to 70 kilometres per hour have been predicted between Cape Agulhas and Cape Point.

There is also a chance of snow on Table Mountain and other high-lying areas in the Cape.

Weather forecaster Stella Nake says temperatures may drop below 10 degrees in some areas.