Snowfall surprises Western Cape

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,[…]

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Cape Town to be hit by another cold front

Signs indicate that the cold front that hit Cape Town this week is breaking, but locals have been advised to brace themselves again for another cold front touching down next week. Mopping up operations continue after successive cold fronts in the region, and the City’s Disaster Operations Centre logged 176[…]

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WC mountain passes open after heavy snowfall

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[…]

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CT residents brace for severe weather conditions

The City of Cape Town has issued a weather warning to residents with rainy conditions and possible snowfall expected over the coming days. The City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre’s spokesperson, Charlotte Powell, said the South African Weather Service had confirmed that an intense cold front is expected over the Western[…]

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WCED closes WC schools ahead of storm

Due to severe weather warnings, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has closed all schools in the province on Wednesday. Spokesperson for MEC Debbie Schafer, Jessica Shelver says the decision follows extensive consultations with the weather office and disaster management teams. In a statement released[…]

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Cape Town geared for winter flooding

As winter sets in, the city and paramedic services have suggested tips to help people stay warm and dry. Every year the city completes a winter readiness plan. The city has prioritised 34 high-risk areas which include informal settlements in Philippi, Gugulethu and the Strand. Safety and security mayoral committee[…]

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