By Lee-Yandra Paulsen Over the weekend, Cape Town and the Western Cape were greeted with a chilly and rainy spell, turning the mother city into a cold and wet haven. In an interview with VOC Breakfast on Monday, COCT Disaster Risk Management spokesperson, Charlotte Powell, discussed the impact of bad[…]
Rainfall in certain parts of South Africa has become more severe over the past 50 years. This is the findings of research from the University of Pretoria. The studies were led by Charlotte McBride of the South African Weather Service among other role players. Associate Professor in Meteorology at the[…]
Thanks to the bountiful rains the Western Cape received over the weekend, many areas welcomed much-needed rain. Some of the areas which received downpours include Montagu, where the Keisie River is flowing for the first time in years. Locals were ecstatic to see the Keisie River flowing after an estimated[…]
Over 3000 homes were flooded and damaged in informal settlements across the peninsula during the heavy rainfall over the past two days. The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Operations Centre logged 176 incidents with many reports of flooding, power outages and fallen trees. The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Operations[…]
Cape Town’s supply dams swelled to 39.1% on Tuesday as run-off from recent rains continued to feed into reservoirs – but the council has warned that the drought-stricken city is nowhere near out of the woods yet. And while some farmers in the Western Cape’s wheat-growing areas are rejoicing at[…]
More than 500,000 people have been displaced in East Africa following heavy seasonal rainfall that has resulted in widespread flooding across large parts of Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. In Somalia the flooding has displaced 470,000 and damaged or destroyed key infrastructure in Belet Wenye, Hiiran, Hirshabelle, Baidoa, Lower Shabelle and[…]
Despite Capetonians experiencing cold conditions caused by heavy rainfall in the heart of spring this past weekend, the Western Cape Government remains concerned about the water supply in drought-stricken areas in the province. If these conditions continue, the department will roll out water restrictions. “In the Western Cape we have[…]
The South African Weather Service has said to expect cold conditions throughout the country on Friday, with rainfall expected over most provinces. Light showers are expected on and off in the northern parts of the country, including the North West, Gauteng and Mpumalanga. Rain is expected over the Western Cape on Friday,[…]
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