Snowfall has been predicted for mountainous regions in the Western Cape from Tuesday night. Another cold spell has settled over Cape Town and its surrounding areas. Forecaster, Khumsa Masizana: “Possibly a level 4 warning for disruptive snowfall within the high lying areas of the Western Cape from this evening into[…]
Cape Town emergency personnel are on standby as another cold front is expected to make landfall on Wednesday. Following heavy rain over the past few weeks, the City of Cape Town has warned that further downpours could result in isolated flooding. Cold weather swept across the province on Monday afternoon,[…]
The Western Cape government has urged residents to be on high alert as rain and snow are predicted for the week ahead. MEC of local government, environmental affairs and development planning, Anton Bredell called on residents to stay indoors and off the roads where possible. “We want to make the[…]
The area outside of Rawsonville, including the mountains from Villiersdorp to Tulbagh, Worcester and Sneeukop have received some unexpected snowflakes this morning. Residents were surprised to wake up to icy coldness and views of powdery white mountain tops in the middle of Cape Town’s supposed spring season. According to Snow-forecast.com,[…]
Temperatures are forecast to dip below freezing point in the Matroosberg area from Thursday, which could finally mean snow for those who have had their fingers crossed for a white winter. Matroosberg Nature Reserve recently posted to its Facebook page saying this week could bring the first snowfall for the[…]
We’ve had rain in the Cape, storms in Johannesburg and now we’ve got our first snowfall forecast of the season! April has been a busy month for the weather – with flood alerts in Cape Town early on Thursday- but it now seems like winter is making itself at home[…]
The R301 Bainskloof Pass, between Wellington and Ceres, has been closed for traffic. The Department of Transport and Public Works said the closure of the road follows erosion under a low water bridge. According to the department, the traffic load had placed the structural integrity of the pass at risk.[…]
Despite heavy snowfall in parts of the Western Cape, several mountain passes that were closed on Monday have now been opened. Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa told News24 that the Gydo, Theronsberg and Matroosberg passes, which were closed due to the weather conditions, were reopened on Tuesday. He added[…]
Approximately 4 000 dwellings have been affected by adverse weather conditions following Sunday night’s heavy downpours. The City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre had confirmed that localised flooding had occurred in informal settlements across the metropole in Khayelitsha, Philippi and Macassar. Spokesperson Charlotte Powell said powerlines are down in Lansdowne, Gugulethu[…]
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