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Cape Town's big chill. Cold front could bring snow & rain to the Cape

A cold front is forecast to make landfall later this week bringing with it much-needed rain to the province.

Snow. Picture: Freeimages.com

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape could receive its first dusting of snow of the season this Thursday.

A cold front is forecast to make landfall later this week bringing with it much-needed rain to the province.

Forecaster Rian Smit says Capetonians must brace themselves for chilly weather.

“Temperatures are dropping in Cape Town on Thursday down to the mid-teens. As the cold air spreads out eastward, there’s a possibility of light snow on our mountains, which will be on the highest mountain peaks.”

South African Weather Service senior forecaster Bransby Bulo says that a cold front is appearing in the western parts of the country.

The system will hit south eastern parts on Thursday and move to the Eastern Cape before drifting out of the country by the weekend, Bulo explains.

There has been a considerable change in the forecast over the last 24 hours, and as we get closer to the event, we...

Posted by Snow Report SA on Monday, 8 May 2017

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)