Buckle up Cape Town, we’re in for a bumpy, stormy ride. This is the weather’s way of reminding us that even though spring is right around the corner, it’s not here yet. So let’s huddle up, grab our thick coats and stay warm, because we’re in for a blistering cold Thursday.
⚠️Intense cold front expected to make landfall over the Western and Northern Cape tomorrow (Thursday 26 August 2021). Widespread rainfall, very cold conditions, snow and very rough seas can be expected. Impact based warnings will be issued shortly. (Satellite image: Eumetsat) pic.twitter.com/s9YQ7N1gp4
— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) August 25, 2021
Temperatures are expected to reach 16-degrees along with heavy downpours and strong winds reaching 54km/h. The weather is expected to be so severe that the City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management has asked residents to help and assist with possible floods.
By nightfall, temperatures will drop to 7-degrees as the rain continues to beat on the drum while wind speeds will drop to 30km/h.
The sun is set to rise at 7:13am and will set sail at 6:24pm.
It’s a wild Thursday indeed, so stay safe, keep warm and soldier on – the weekend is near!