Eskom has notified the public that severe winter weather conditions in the Western Cape threatens their network.
In a statement, the power utility warned that strong winds, cold temperatures and heavy rainfall could negatively affect the electricity supply and might even leave some customers without power for prolonged periods of time.
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) July 12, 2021
Meanwhile, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) warned that disruptive rainfall could be expected in Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Theewaterskloof and Witzenberg.
According to News24, between 30mm and 40mm of rain was expected for Monday coupled with strong gale-force winds and dangerous coastal conditions while waves were set to reach a height of six metres.
In addition to this was a strong possibility of disruptive snowfall, the weather service said.
Eskom urged customers to “remain patient” as the will “prioritise the response based on the size and duration of the faults.”
The effects of the storm are expected to be felt into Tuesday, News24 adds.