The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has recently issued a weather warning for certain parts of the Western Cape. According to SAWS, certain parts of the province will be affected by severe weather conditions, including heavy rains resulting in flooding, hail, and damaging winds.
An orange level 6 warning has been issued, which indicates that citizens will need to be prepared for the high probability of severe weather conditions occurring and doing extensive damage. Flooding of roads, settlements and low-lying areas should be expected.
Damage to infrastructure and the disruption of essential services may also be on the cards. Motorists are urged to exercise caution as hail and heavy rains may result in slippery roads. Individuals are also advised not to take shelter under tall trees or objects.
Areas that can expect to be affected include George, Mossel Bay, Knysna, Stillbaai, Swellendam, Montagu, Barrydale, Ladismith and surrounding areas.
Along with this, another warning has been issued – (yellow level 2). There is a high probability of bad weather conditions, but damage is expected to be minor. However, caution is advised as localised flooding of low-lying areas and slippery roads are likely to occur.
Affected areas under this weather warning include Worcester, Hermanus, Beaufort West, and surrounding areas.
For more information, visit the SAWS website.