Cape Town’s in for another rainy and bitterly cold weekend, SAWS warns

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Looks like we’re in for another wet, bitterly cold and windy weekend, Cape Town.

On Thursday, the South African Weather Service issued a set of weather warnings for the south-western Western Cape ahead of a “series of cold fronts” set to strike the region this week.

The first sets foot at our door late on Thursday bringing with it “gale force north-westerly winds of 65-70km/h”, “localised flooding”, and “high seas” to Cape Town and surrounds.

“Cold front arrives around midnight. Rain expected earlier from 8.30pm onwards this evening in the Cape Town area,” SAWS added in a subsequent tweet.

The full list of warnings, watches and advisories are contained in the below tweet.

The second “stronger (and extensive) cold front” will arrive on Sunday afternoon, bringing with it “very cold” weather and the potential for snow on the taller mountains.

The latest duo of weather systems come just a week after the previous weather system, which brought enough precipitation to see Cape Town’s dam levels cross the 50% mark.

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Andy Walker, former editor


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