Expect gusting winds in Cape Town for the next five days

Cape Town get ready to be blown away!
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Table Mountain Cableway shutdown

Strong winds are gusting through Cape Town right now and the Table Mountain Cableway company has been forced to suspend services. It has been predicted that the gale force winds will persist for the next 5 days.

Gale force winds of 103km\h will deprive Cape Town residents and visitors to the Mother City of the opportunity to celebrate International Cable Car Day which is held annually on the 17th of January.

Table Mountain Cableway said on their website:

“This date is the anniversary of US inventor Andrew Smith Hallidie being granted the world’s first cable car patent in 1871. The Cableway has transported more than 25 million visitors from across the globe to the top of Table Mountain since 4 October 1929.”

Capetonians have taken to social media to express their reactions to the unexpected Cape Town winds.

Metrorail yesterday advised commuters that it would have to suspend services as the strong winds were putting sand on the tracks.

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