SA braces for bristling weekend cold front

The SA Weather Service says heavy rainfall is expected to fall in the western parts of the Western Cape on Saturday all the way through to Sunday.

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CAPE TOWN - Capetonians should enjoy the sunshine while it lasts because this weekend promises to be an icy cold and wet one.

The South African Weather Service says heavy rainfall is expected to fall in the western parts of the Western Cape on Saturday all the way through to Sunday.

A bristling cold front is expected to hit the province in earnest on Sunday, moving to the Eastern Cape and Northern Cape.

Forecaster Wayne Venter says temperatures are expected to drop significantly and in some parts of the country to below freezing.

“Significant rainfall will be on Sunday when temperatures drop scientifically. We do have the possibility of snow for high-lying areas of the Western Cape and even into the southern part of Northern Cape and the high-lying areas of the Eastern Cape on Sunday.”

In June, a massive storm in the Cape Peninsula caused severe structural damage and left at least five people dead.