The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a warning for the Western Cape with strong winds expected on Thursday, which can result in rough seas.
In Cape Town, winds of 60 to 70km/h are expected, while strong to near gale force south-easterly winds of 60 to 80km/h are expected offshore between Alexander Bay and Hermanus.
According to the weather alert, “the sea conditions will be rough and choppy” as a result of the strong and damaging winds.
Small vessels and personal water crafts could take on water and capsize with difficulty in navigation at sea. There might also be short and localised disruptions of small harbours and beachfront activities.
On land, high-sided vehicles might be at risk of being blown over in areas of Cape Town and near the Huguenot Tunnel on the N1.
“Localised damage to settlements and temporary structures is also possible,” the alert said.
Meanwhile, Western Cape residents can expect wetter weather than usual over the festive season as SAWS predicted “normal to above normal rainfall” in South Africa.