CT’s disaster management officials gear up for another cold snap

The weather office has predicted rainfall between 10 and 20 millimetres across the Western Cape today.

FILE: Cape Town Disaster Risk Management officials were out to survey flooding hotspots in the Khayelitsha informal settlement. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town Disaster Risk Management officials are readying themselves for another cold snap.

The weather office has predicted rainfall between 10 and 20 millimetres across the Western Cape today.

Officials say low lying areas, including some informal settlements, are likely to be hardest hit.

The South African Weather Services has issued an advisory of hostile winter weather conditions across the province over the next few days.

Heavy rain has offered some respite for the drought-ravaged farming sector, but residents in low-lying areas have been warned to prepare for flooding.

The inclement weather has also disrupted electioneering in Mitchells Plain where Premier Helen Zille's campaign trail was rerouted due to heavy rain.