A rapid turn in conditions has been described as nothing short of “Biblical”. Emergency teams have been prepped, as gusts are expected to surpass 60km/hour.
Rain is predicted to come down hard, with severe winds and possible flooding in Cape Town this week. Weather warnings have been issued from this evening, through to tomorrow, Wednesday 10 March.
Up to 150mm of rain have been predicted over the next 48 hours. Cape Town itself is on track for a major downpour, with an expected drop of 70mm over a 24-hour period.
⚠️ Severe weather alerts issued by the @SAWeatherServic ➡️ Damaging winds, disruptive rain & veld fire conditions expected in parts of the Western Cape: https://t.co/lORV0TIn8r. 📱 In an emergency, phone 112 from your cellphone or refer to these numbers: https://t.co/62ariWaWYK. pic.twitter.com/0XguhIp33x
— Western Cape Gov (@WesternCapeGov) March 9, 2021
A level 5 weather warning has been communicated, which includes “mudslide alerts”. Mudslides, rockfall, and disrupted sea patterns are all to be expected.
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