Yet another cold front has touched down in Cape Town, bringing with it gale-force winds and heavy downpours that have bolstered dam levels once again.

As of today, Tuesday 23 July, dam levels overall stand at just over 64%.

“Advisories issued by the Cape Town Weather Office including Disruptive Snowfall, Strong to Gale force winds, and Heavy Rain leading to flooding,” the SA Weather Service warned on Twitter.

The service added that this cold front will bring disruptive snowfall with it, predicting 10-20cm of snow falling over areas of the Northern and Western Capes between today and tomorrow.

Roadways are already flooded across the city in areas such as Southfield, Grassy Park, Killarney, Kraaifontein, Atlantis, Mamre, Hout Bay, Kuils River, Mitchells Plain, Macassar, Parow, and Durbanville.

“Flooding [has occurred] in informal settlements in Masiphumelele in Fish Hoek, Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay and Makhaza in Khayelitsha, where approximately 3 000 dwellings have been affected,” City of Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre (DRMC) spokesperson Charlotte Powell said. “In Imizamo Yethu, seven dwellings were destroyed by an uprooted tree.”

The current dam levels. Source: City of Cape Town

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