If there was any doubt that Cape Town was in the throes of winter, an intense winter storm has put those doubts to bed.
On Sunday, an advisory for the South African Weather Service issued a weather warning that a major cold front was on its way. The wet and frosty weather has kept emergency crews quite busy, like heavy downpours, cold temperatures, rough sea conditions, and strong winds have been battering the Mother City.
According to the Weather Service, the heavy rains are expected to continue today, Tuesday, June 29, as an impact-based warning has been issued:
— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) June 28, 2021
While the downpour has drenched many Capetonians, a number of the Mother City’s roads have also been impacted, with several neighbourhoods submerged in water, including Bellville, Woodstock, Plattekloof, Melkbosstrand, and Ottery. Several areas such as Gugulethu, Khayelitsha and Philippi have also been experiencing localised flooding.
Watch: Flooding of Melkbosstrand roads.
Watch: Strand golf house area has flooded.
Watch: Flooding in informal settlement Khayelitsha
Green Point Informal Settlement in Khayelitsha is flooded after heavy rainfall.
🎥 Ayanda Ndamane / African News Agency
Posted by IOL News on Monday, June 28, 2021
Watch: Flooding of one of Cape Town’s golf courses
The wet weather is expected to persist over the coming days, reports EWN, with two more frontal systems expected to batter the province before the end of the week.