Khayelitsha residents gear up for wet weather as a cold front approaches

No flood warnings have been issued, but snowfall is expected over parts of the Matroosberg region.

FILE: A Cape Town Disaster Risk Management official surveys rain damage in a Khayelitsha home with local ward councillor. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Khayelitsha Development Forum says residents are bracing themselves for rain and strong wind as a cold front is expected to make landfall this afternoon.

No flood warnings have been issued, but snowfall is expected over parts of the Matroosberg region.

About two weeks ago, around 6,000 people were affected by flooding in Khayelitsha and other areas.

The forum's Ndithini Thyido said, "Khayelitsha is in a very sad state of affairs. If the authorities didn't know there would be a cold front in Cape Town, that means there are no measures put in place now in anticipation of the cold front (sic)."