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The South African Weather Service has issued a warning for rainfall leading to possible flooding in the Western Cape on Monday…

The service has however said that the possible flooding will have “minor impacts”, with the Cape Metropole and the mountainous areas of the Cape Winelands and Overberg Districts experiencing the heavy rainfall.

The Western Cape may also see a sprinkling of its first winter snow.

“We’re seeing the possibility of a few centimetres of snow on the high peaks of the Hex River Mountains around Worcester, De Doorns and Ceres,” predicts Snow Report SA in a Facebook post. “With the freezing level being fairly high it is difficult to predict if the snow will settle and whether it will melt quickly with all the rain. No low-level snow is expected at this stage.”

The City of Cape Town’s disaster risk management spokesperson Charlotte Powell said it was ready to deal with any incidents that may occur as a result of the predicted inclement weather.

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A high of 14 degrees has been predicted for Cape Town on Monday with an 80% chance of rain.

Take a look at today’s predictions below:


Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the interior of the Eastern Cape, extreme western parts of the Free State and North West    province, north eastern interior of the Western Cape as well as the eastern    half of the Northern Cape.

Heavy rain leading to localised flooding is expected in the mountainous regions of the Cape Winelands as well as the Overberg District of the    Western Cape early morning.

Gale force south westerly winds with gusts in excess of 85 km/h are    expected between Cape St. Francis and Port Alfred from the afternoon.

Strong north-westerly winds are expected in places over the interior of the    Eastern Cape as well as the north eastern parts of the Western Cape.

1. Gauteng:

Fine and warm.

The expected UVB sunburn index: Very High

2. Mpumalanga:

Fine and cool to warm but hot in the east.

3. Limpopo:

Fine and warm.

4. North-West Province:

Fine and warm.

5. Free State:

Fine and cool to warm.

6. Northern Cape:

Cloudy and cool to cold with isolated showers in the south west, otherwise partly cloudy, windy and warm.

The wind along the coast will be light to moderate north-westerly, becoming  fresh to strong southerly.

7. Western Cape:

Cloudy and cold with rain and showers in the west and south-west spreading eastwards along the south coast and adjacent interior by afternoon. It will be partly cloudy over the extreme east.

The wind along the coast will be strong north-westerly at first becoming moderate to fresh westerly.

The expected UVB sunburn index: Low

8. Western Half Of The Eastern Cape:

Fine, windy and warm, becoming cloudy with isolated showers and rain in the  south west in the afternoon.

The wind along the coast will be light to moderate north westerly, becoming  fresh to strong south westerly by midday, reaching near gale force in places  in the afternoon.

9. Eastern Half Of The Eastern Cape:

Windy in places in the west, otherwise fine and warm.

The wind along the coast will be moderate north easterly, but moderate to  fresh south westerly in the south, becoming strong from the afternoon while spreading north.

10. Kwazulu-Natal:

Morning mist over the north eastern interior, otherwise fine and warm but hot  in the north east.

The wind along the coast will be moderate north-easterly freshening in the  north by afternoon. It will become strong to near gale south-westerly in the  south by late evening.

The expected UVB sunburn index: Moderate



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