Gale-force winds alert for Cape Town metropole coastline
Cape Town – The South African Weather Service has warned that gale-force winds can be expected along the Cape Town metropole coastline, spreading along the south coast to Mossel Bay, from Thursday and continuing into the weekend.
Residents have been advised to proceed with caution as winds of up to 80km/h can be expected along the Cape Town metropole coastline on Thursday, the SA Weather Service said.
Strong to gale-force south-easterly winds between 60 to 80km/h are expected between Cape Columbine and Cape Agulhas and along the Cape Town metropole coastline, spreading along the south coast to Mossel Bay on Friday and Saturday.
Strong interior winds (55 to 65km/h) are also expected over the Central Karoo in the Western Cape on Thursday and Friday.
In January, gale-force winds up to 102km/h closed the Table Mountain cable station.
Winds of up to 30km/h and 40km/h, with gusts as strong as 60km/h to 70km/h, damaged infrastructure and several homes across the Mother City.
City of Cape Town Disaster Management spokesperson Charlotte Powell said that a roof had been blown off a building in Chiappini Street, Bo-Kaap, and another from a property in Roodhek Road, Gardens.
The gale-force winds also led to power supply interruptions in some areas.