Strong winds, heavy rainfall expected as two cold fronts approach Cape metropole
Cape Town - The SA Weather Service has advised of strong winds and heavy rainfall over Cape Town and surrounds, setting in on Monday, until early Wednesday, as two cold fronts are approaching the metropole.
The rain predicted is 50mm, but more rain in the high lying areas like Hout Bay and Kirstenbosch. The weather service has also advised on possible mudslides.
The City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre is also on alert for the impact of the strong to gale force winds that have been forecast. Wind speeds of between 65 and 75 kilometres are expected, particularly on Tuesday.
"We urge residents to please ensure that there are no loose items laying around their properties that could cause any damage, to check for overhanging tree branches etc. and to ensure that gutters and drains are cleared of debris," said Charlotte Powell, head of Public Awareness and Preparedness, Disaster Risk Management Centre .
Very rough seas with waves in excess of 6 metres are predicted for the coastal areas.
"Members of the public are urged to stay away from areas like the Atlantic Seaboard, False Bay coastline and Strand Gordon's Bay beachfront during this period. Property owners along the coast need to be prepared for possible storm surge impacts to their property." Powell said.
* In the event of an emergency, residents are advised to call the City’s Public Emergency Communication Centre on 021 480 7700 from a cellphone or 107 from a landline.