Last updated on Jun 24th, 2019 at 07:05 am
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A weather warning has been issued for Cape Town by the South African Weather Service for Friday and Saturday, with gale-force winds and heavy rains forecast, the City’s disaster risk management centre has said
Spokesperson Charlotte Powell said City departments were on standby to deal with the consequences.
“The warning includes gale-force north-westerly winds (65-80km/h, gusts 85-90km/h) over the peninsula [on Friday] and heavy rain, leading to localised flooding [on Friday] evening into Saturday morning,” she said.
Residents were urged to phone the Public Emergency Communication Centre if necessary, on 021 480 7700 from a cell phone or 107 from a landline. Service requests can be directed via the City’s call centre on 0860 103 089.
“The City further requests that residents please survey their properties and ensure that all gutters and storm water channels are clear, and to dig trenches around their property if the circumstances require it,” Powell said.
According to SnowReportSA, the cold front that will hit the Western Cape on Friday morning will bring some light snowfalls over some parts of the south-western Cape mountain ranges, including the Cederberg and the Hex River Mountains.
A slight dusting of snow may be seen on the high peaks further south towards Wellington.
For those in Sutherland in the Northern Cape, a possible light dusting has been predicted.
SnowReportSA’s forecasts are based on a combination of a wide range of data that is monitored over a few weeks, as well as extensive experience of snowfalls in many different parts of the country.
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Forecast information and map published with permission from SnowReportSA