The warnings for the severe weather conditions in the Western Cape have been extended until November 27.
Localised flooding, flash flooding of some roads, large amounts of small hail and localised damage to infrastructure due to winds are predicted as per the South African Weather Service (SAWS)
The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre has also been alerted to a severe weather update for some parts of the Western Cape. In a briefing by the SAWS, it was warned that the storms had made landfall from Thursday night.
Regions expected to receive the most impact are the coastal regions, with Overberg as a particular focus as well as South Eastern portions of the city. These include Strand, Muizenberg and Cape Point.
The Cape Winelands is also predicted to see the weather at its fiercest.
According to Anton Bredell, The Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, people must be cautious and aware of the conditions especially when it comes to driving. He urged a limit on travelling and being outdoors, especially due to the gale-force winds.
Provincial as well as Municipal Disaster Management Centres and emergency services are on standby and will provide assistance where needed.
The public is advised to contact their closest disaster management centre as quickly as possible if there is an emergency. The quickest dial for emergency help is 11.
The Western Cape Government has also urged the public to share weather-warning related information on social media only if it has been fact-checked and verified.
Some pages to follow to ensure you are up to date include:
In case of emergency other relevant numbers to call are:
Cape Winelands Municipality: 021 887 4446
Eden District: 044 805 5071
Central Karoo: 023 449 8000
West Coast: 022 433 8700
Overberg: 028 425 1690
City of Cape Town: 107 landline or 021 480 7700
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