Cape Town is known for its picturesque views and cool, ocean-side breezes, but sometimes this breeze transforms into a gale-force wind that will leave you clinging to light poles to ensure you’re not blown away.

According to Wind Report, some areas of the Cape can expect winds of at least 20 knots per hour, which when converted, equates to at 37.04km per hour.

Pink arrows indicate low wind speeds, orange arrows indicate moderate winds, while green arrows indicate gale-force winds (Source: Wind Report)

The South African Weather Service also stipulates that the Cape can expect gale-force winds of 50 km per hour.

Locals usually love the infamous “four seasons in one day” weather in Cape Town, but do not seem to be happy about the wind. Some areas, especially in the Southern Suburbs, had to deal with gale-force winds from yesterday evening. Here are some of their reactions:

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.