Friday, June 10, 2022

A Cold front is predicted for the Western Cape this weekend

 Residents in the Western Cape have been warned to keep warm as an intense cold front is expected to make landfall by Sunday evening.

On Thursday, the Cape Town Weather Office issued a warning of the cold front with expected strong interior winds in the Western and Northern Capes, and heavy rainfall across the south-western mountainous areas in the Western Cape along with rough seas.

A warning has also been issued on potential flooding and damage to infrastructure in low lying areas from Sunday into Wednesday next week.

According to the MEC of local government, environmental affairs and development planning, Anton Bredell, the disaster management centre was on high alert for the storm winds and significant rain, which was predicted to be between 50mm and 80mm in the mountainous areas of the Metropole, Cape Winelands and Overberg.

According to the advisory, strong north-westerly winds, gusting at between 50-60km/h and up to 70-80km/h are expected on Sunday ahead of the cold fronts in the Western Cape. These winds are likely to cause damage to structures in formal and informal settlement

MEC Bredell has urged residents to be extremely careful when outdoors and to stay away from water courses

Done by Lizeka Tsotetsi

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