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Check out Cape Town’s latest cold front
Tremendous downpour expected. Make sure you're prepared.
Latest update: 9 March, 2021
The South African Weather Service issued a weather alert on 8 March warning Capetonians of a cold front that is expected to make landfall tonight, which will bring rain from Tuesday 9 to Wednesday 10 March 2021.
A source at the South African Weather Service told CapeTownMagazine.com that we can expect a 30% chance of rainfall later tonight, 9 March and another 80% chance of rainfall tomorrow, 10 March. Western Cape Premier Alan Winde tweeted the severe weather alerts of damaging winds and disruptive rain expected in parts of the Western Cape on 9 March.
⚠️ Severe weather alerts issued by the SA Weather Service ➡️ Damaging winds, disruptive rain, and veld fire conditions expected in parts of the WC: https://t.co/vIGnDj7HbO. ????— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) March 9, 2021
In an emergency, phone 112 from your cellphone or refer to these numbers: https://t.co/np19qzPf06 pic.twitter.com/x6PuQg5FC3
EXPECT SOME DISRUPTION
Over the next two days, Cape Town is expected to face a yellow level 4 warning for rain over the Cape Town metropole, South-Western parts of the Cape Winelands and western Overberg on Wednesday, 10 March. A yellow level 4 warning may lead to flooding of roads and settlements, SA Weather Service said on their Facebook Page on 8 March.
Capetonians can also expect localised damage to informal and formal settlements on Wednesday due to a yellow level 2 warning for strong North-Western wind over Cape Metropole and the Western Cape interior. Trucks, buses or tall cars on routes, N1, N7, R321 and R43 may experience issues.
THE SUN IS EXPECTED TO COME OUT ON THURSDAY
After some heavy rains, Cape Town’s weather should lighten up by Thursday, 11 March. You can expect to see intermittent clouds with a 0% probability of rain and a high of 21 degrees celsius in the afternoon.
WATCH THE IMPRESSIVE IMAGES OF THE LAST STORM
On Saturday morning, 27 June 2020, Cape Town experienced a severe storm, gale-force winds and flooding. Here are some videos and photos were taken by Capetonians that show how intense the weather was.
FORGET YOUR CAR, YOU’LL NEED A BOAT
From Seapoint to Wynberg and the Cape Flats to Durbanville, Cape Town residents captured intense images and videos of the raging storm.
Cape Town Storm 27 June 2020 pic.twitter.com/2s855LdGgg— sandrasavillemasson (@Sandram3245gma2) June 27, 2020
CAPE TOWN AND ITS WILD WEATHER
It wasn’t the Mother City's first dramatic storm this month. You probably remember these scenes of extreme weather from earlier this month:
News! Cape Town weather the Storm. Photo taken earlier today of Kalkbaai town.— Southern Staying ???? Tourism (@SouthernStaying) June 10, 2020
Stay safe, Stay informed pic.twitter.com/fG4pdgnx1O
South African Weather Service has issued a warning of heavy rainfall in the Western Cape. Already flooding on the Cape Flats@TimesLIVE @SAWeatherServic @WesternCapeGov @CPTRoadblocks pic.twitter.com/UKbCJqRwRx— Esa Alexander (@ezaap) June 10, 2020
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Cape Town has been battered by a fierce cold front this week, leading to localised flooding and low temperatures with some rainfall estimations expected to exceed 70mm. The South African Weather Service's prediction of an intense cold front making landfall on Wednesday 10 June promised gale force winds, torrential downpours and snow in the surrounding mountains. This turbulent trio of conditions, while welcomed by some as the first proper storm of the Western Cape’s winter season, has left a trial of deluged induced damage. Pictured is Qandu-qandu, an informal settlement in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. #saws #floods #capetownweather #humanrights #socialjustice #inequalities #disastermanagement #cityofcapetown #peraphotogallery #khayelitsha #southafrica #informalsettlement #capetownphotography #township #streetphotographers #streetsareus #wearethestreets
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