An intense cold front is expected to affect the Western Cape tomorrow, July 30 2019, resulting in cold, wet, windy conditions.

“Gale-force north-westerly winds of between 65 and 80km/h have been forecast between Table Bay and Cape Agulhas from Tuesday morning, subsiding overnight into Wednesday,” the spokesperson for The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management Centre (DRMC), Charlotte Powell, said. “The most likely scenario tomorrow would be heavy rain, leading to localised flooding.”

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has highlighted Cape Town in red, which indicates a severe weather warning. Source: SAWS

High seas with wave heights of 6m are expected between Cape Columbine and Cape Agulhas in the morning and could lead to a storm surge along the Atlantic Seaboard and in False Bay.

The City once again reminds residents to contact the Public Emergency Communication Centre in the event of an emergency, by dialing 107 from a landline or 021 480 7700 from a cellphone.

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Lucinda Dordley

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