The Cape Town storm is still very much on the cards.

So much so, it has been confirmed this afternoon by the Western Cape Government that schools across the province will be suspended tomorrow. The statement confirmed that:

  • High winds of up to 90km per hour or higher are possible in some areas
  • Rains of up to 50mm or more over a 24 hour period across various areas
  • Very high seas are expected with swells reaching up to 10 – 12m

Some are predicting it to be the worst storm in 30 years, others are drawing comparisons to the great 2001 storm.

Dark clouds and a gusty North-wester have already descended upon the city, as the front makes its way in from off the Atlantic Ocean.

By 10pm tonight the first downfalls should occur, with the bulk of the rain predicted to arrive tomorrow between 11 am – 5 pm. Disruptive snowfalls can also be expected on the higher, outlying peaks.

For emergencies, residents can use the following numbers:

Life Threatening Emergencies – 021 480 7700 (from a cellphone)
or 107 (from a landline)
SAPS Police Service – 10111
CT Disaster Management Centre – 080 911 4357
(Floods/fallen trees/rockslides)

CT Roads & Stormwater: 0800 65 64 63

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Justin

Justin Williams is a born-and-bred Capetonian with a flair for writing. His icons include the late South African authors Lawrence Green, Eric Rosenthal and T.V. Bulpin, literary figures who continuously inspire him to cover the avenues of lifestyle, travel and nature in a local context. When he's not covering a story, Justin can be found in the mountains - he's a renowned wild food forager and herbalism student.