The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has released a yellow 1 warning for disruptive rainfall and yellow level 2 warning for Damaging Winds (Coastal).
According to The South African Weather Service, Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Drakenstein / Paarl have been issued with yellow 1 warning for disruptive rain, while local flooding around informal settlements is also possible.
⚠️Yellow + Orange warnings for severe thunderstorms valid for this afternoon and evening for parts of WC and NC. Localized flooding of susceptible roads, low-lying areas, bridges, mountain passes (especially Meiringspoort pass) and localized damage to infrastructure possible. pic.twitter.com/ht795oudeG
— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) October 21, 2021
Western Cape Tomorrow ‘s Weather overview: 23.10.2021 pic.twitter.com/EVQccK7jI0
— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) October 22, 2021
Meanwhile, Saldanha, Table Bay, Cape Point, Hermanus, Dassen Island and Cape Agulhas have also been issued with yellow 2 warnings for damaging winds as SAWS predicts disruption of small harbours (Cape Town specifically) due to this.
A cold front is expected over parts of the Western Province and will head eastwards by Saturday morning, which could result in wind speeds of up to 80km/h between Cape Columbine and Still Bay.