As the mammoth cold front which has been developing in the South Atlantic moves in, some parts of the Western Cape have started experiencing high winds and rainfall resulting in disruptions.
The cold front, promises to bring heavy rains and widespread snow not only in the Western Cape but to a great deal of South Africa.
So far incidents of road closures have been reported in Cape Town due to the adverse weather conditions including the closure of Chapman’s Peak Drive.
The road was closed due to high winds – gusts of over 107 km recorded this morning.
The N1 Huguenot Tunnel was also closed for trucks and heavy vehicles due to high winds affecting Eskom power supply.
Cape Town – N1 Huguenot Tunnel: CLOSED for trucks and heavy vehicles due to high winds affecting Eskom power supply
— Rob Beezy (@TrafficSA) July 9, 2020
Seriously strong winds have also been reported in Opsoek between Ladismith and Calitzdorp.
Seriously strong north easterly wind in Opsoek between Ladismith and Calitzdorp. Neighbour’s roof partially blown off!📷 Karin Vorster. #CapeStorms @SAWeatherServic @eNuus @ewnreporter @eNCA @sabcnuus @SABCNews pic.twitter.com/vyuZKkcpb5
— ReenvalSA (@ReenvalSA) July 9, 2020