WATCH: Windy weekend weather has Capetonians defying gravity
Cape Town - It's been extremely windy couple of days for many Cape Town residents, with the wind not only making itself known, but also being unavoidable.
The windy weather began in earnest on Thursday evening and the South African Weather Service has advised that the strong gale winds will continue through the weekend until Monday.
Blustering winds were reaching speeds of more than 100km/h around the mountain, and even left Table Mountain Cableway unable to celebrate International Cableway Day on Friday as a result. During high-force winds on Friday night, several incidents of damage were reported. Two properties in the Bo-Kaap and Gardens had their roofs blown off, while a tree in Rylands was uprooted.
Matshidiso Mogale, forecaster for the weather service, said some relief could be expected tomorrow, when winds would become moderate with normal speeds of between 20km/h and 25km/h.
Mogale also said that while strong winds were common this time of year, it was not in regards to the gale-force speeds being experienced.
“It’s due to a strong upper air system that is developing over the west of our region,” she said.
Capetonians were bonding and sharing comments - as well as videos - of how the wind was affecting them.
This Cape Town wind is so strong, it blew my earrings OUT OF MY EARS!!!— Carmen the fuck down (@Carmzjw) January 17, 2020
A cycling event and a road running event cancelled in Cape Town today. This wind is absolutely abhorrent!— Alain van Gensen (@TheNameIsAlain) January 19, 2020
Cape Town wind is no joke bruh 💀💀💀😩😩😩😩😩 pic.twitter.com/NslqSkr3z6— chelsea (@szeyonce) January 18, 2020
This wind can mos blow my problems away also— Qoobs (@Yaqoobbrown) January 18, 2020
When I landed in Cape Town earlier the wind blew my dress up whilst walking on the tarmac. I hate this place😬😩— Zenande💛 (@ZenandeHere) January 18, 2020
35 year old Chinese elm in my parents garden couldn’t withstand this wind 😢 pic.twitter.com/1eotUTX1js— Diana Moss (@miss_moss) January 19, 2020
This wind is just ridiculous 🙄😢 grown men are flying in the CBD😭🤣— Amanda 'Mamzangwa'❤😍 (@Amanda_Umxhosa) January 17, 2020
Strong winds in Cape Town Harbour. pic.twitter.com/JFnkYlhQaS— Omar Kiyow (@OmarKiyow) January 18, 2020
It's a little drafty in town pic.twitter.com/87pSQIiGPu— Lance Witten (@LanceTheWitten) January 17, 2020
According to some, the wind was blowing them into relationships...or some case, said they hoped that it would.
These Cape Town winds are gonna blow me into someone's relationship.... 😌— Phuti Senyatsi (@PSenyatsi) January 18, 2020
Cape Town wind so strong I hope a real nigga blows into my life— anabelle zoe 🦦 (@AnabelleZo1) January 18, 2020
The way this wind is blowing my ass all over Cape Town, it better blow it straight into my crushes inbox 😏🙄#CrushDiaries— Ronelle Prins (@ronelleprins) January 19, 2020
Wind in Cape Town right now might blow me into someone's girlfriend 😭💔— Don Miguel (@mt_ncube) January 19, 2020
The wind here in Cape Town will blow you straight to that ex you said you can never go back to.— Esethu Stokwe Nyamankulu (@Official_Esethu) January 18, 2020
The wind was an unrelenting force that had many saying they couldn't wait for it to stop:
Can someone ask Cape Town’s wind if everything’s okay?— asharHUH (@ashara_pather) January 18, 2020
Please let Cape Town have rain and not this wind. Please pray that this wind will die down soon. Because we are so damn sick of it— Yolandi Serfontein 🐶🌻🌼 (@roxyland_82) January 19, 2020
Could sure use that Ivy Park x adidas parachute jacket so I can step out into this Cape Town wind and get yeeted into another universe.— Megan Stacy Deane (@MegStaDeane) January 17, 2020
Actually, I’m tired of this Cape Town wind now. It needs to stop.— A FORCE (@S_Sandisiwe) January 19, 2020
Dreaming of grey and cold, rainy Cape Town days... I had enough of summer and this wind now 😬— Ann (@annwats78) January 19, 2020
This wind in Cape town.uuuurgh pic.twitter.com/61Z7SreTvK— Jonny (@ariesdevil13) January 19, 2020