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Intense cold front hits Western Cape

The cold front has hit bringing with it heavy rains, heavy winds and possibly some snow in certain areas.

FILE: The cold front has hit bringing with it heavy rains, heavy winds and possbily some snow in certain areas. Picture: Stephen Phillipson.

CAPE TOWN - An intense cold front has hit the Mother City and will stay for the next 24 hours.

T he South African Weather Service issued a severe warning for the cold front which includes heavy downpours over the Peninsula, Overberg and Cape Winelands District.

Officials warned this will lead to flooding, cold conditions, and even snowing.

Gale force winds of up to 65 kilometers per hour are also expected.

The City's Charlotte Powell says contingency measures are in place.

"We have tipped all our external agencies and City services for an alert to deal with the consequences of severe weather conditions that Cape Town will experience."

The weather service says Gauteng residents will start feeling the effects from Friday.

Temperatures are expected to drop and the first rains could also fall this weekend.

Conditions are expected to clear up by the early next week.