The weather is blowing Capetonians away, quite literally. Gale-force winds wrecked havoc across the Mother City on Thursday night [October 1], and is predicted to continue on its warpath today.

The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management received reports of uprooted trees in Sea Point, Ruyterwacht, Clifton, Sir Lowry’s Pass and Langa. Trees also caused damage to property in Nyanga and Gugulethu.

Trees have also fallen across roadways in Strand, Goodwood, Sir Lowry’s Pass Village, Milnerton and Camps Bay.

Road Closure / Milton Road – Sea Point The road has been closed due to a tree which has been uprooted.

Gepostet von JWI.News am Donnerstag, 1. Oktober 2020

The City also received reports of roof sheeting blown off home in Bonteheuwel, Macassar and Manenberg. A section of the University of the Western Cape’s roof also appears to have been destroyed after strong winds.

From John BurgerThis is at the University of the Western Cape after the damaging winds ripped through.

Gepostet von Storm Report SA am Donnerstag, 1. Oktober 2020

The relevant City departments have started work to clear the impacts of the strong winds.

Residents are reminded to please call the Public Emergency Communication Centre on 021 480 7700 from a cellphone or 107 from a landline in case of any emergencies related to the prevailing weather conditions.

Provincial Department of Local Government Ministry Spokesperson James-Brent Styan told SABC News the adverse weather conditions will continue on Friday [October 2].

“We are expecting a lot of rain in areas that have not had a lot of rain before that includes the Central Karoo region, the parts of the Garden Route and in the Overberg. We are expecting the strong winds to continue until tomorrow evening in the City of Cape Town and elsewhere in the province. This goes along with big waves along the coast line. So we want to urge people to avoid driving as much as possible.”

Strong winds and rain are predicted to continue on Friday. A high of 17ยฐC and low of 13ยฐCย  is expected, along with winds of 40km/h and a 40% chance of rain.

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