It’s the one thing about Cape Town that locals and visitors alike love to complain about – the wind.

Like clockwork, the first southeasterly spell arrives to the Mother City in early November every year, generally bringing several days of gale-force gusts. Dubbed the Cape Doctor, it arrives to blow the city clean, and this year is no different.

Scenes of pedestrians battling the notorious Foreshore winds have begun to circulate on social media. The waters off Table Bay Harbour have been churned into a sloppy mess and that iconic “table cloth” is back over the summit of Table Mountain. Summer in Cape Town is here.

Good news on the radar is that the wind should subside by Sunday. But, this is Cape Town so anything is possible.


Featured photography ijshoorn, Panaramio

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