Wild Weather Destroys South African Homes, More Storms Coming

The South African Weather Service has issued a warning that cold, wet, and windy conditions will continue across South Africa, with more snow and rains expected in some parts of the Free State, North West, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, and Western Cape.

Anton Bredell, the Western Cape MEC of local government, Environmental Affairs, and Development Planning said that the Provincial Disaster Management Centre (PDMC) continued to monitor the weather situation as the cold front moves across the province. 

The City of Cape Town, Overberg, Cape Winelands, and West Coast Districts were hardest hit by the severe weather. Thousands of homes in informal settlements near Cape Town have been destroyed by gale-force winds, affecting more than 15,000 people. 

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A woman crosses flooded Mpumelelo Street in Siyangena in Philippi. Most of the entrance and exit routes were blocked by water as a result of heavy rains on Tuesday.

Many roads are closed due to the heavy rains.

Scattered heavy rain showers expected throughout the day. As the intense cold front exits the country, we are left with cool to cold conditions over the country. Western Cape isn’t out of the blocks yet as we brace for a second cold front to make landfall.

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Many roads are closed due to the heavy rains.

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