Weekend weather warnings for Cape Town: Six regions on ‘high alert’

There are weather warnings aplenty for Cape Town and its surrounding areas this weekend - with 'yellow alerts' in place from midnight on Friday.

Weekend weather warnings for Cape Town: Six regions on ‘high alert’

You’ll need your waterproofs and your umbrellas if you’re looking to get around the Mother City and its neighbouring areas this weekend, as a set of significant weather warnings have been issued for locals in Cape Town. The SA Weather Service has updated its ‘alerts’ page, to confirm that six regions in the south-west will be subject to ‘Level 2 cautions’.

These yellow weather warnings are quite mild, in comparison to the rest of the scale. A Level 6 caution – issued just last week for the Western Cape – poses a threat to life. Meanwhile, the highest possible weather warning goes up to Level 10, where the impact of extreme conditions is classed as ‘severe’ – this was in force when Cyclone Eloise entered SA.

Cape Town weather warnings for Saturday 15 May

This weekend will be wet and cold, but it’s not likely to reach the levels of destruction left by previous storms. SAWS says that half-a-dozen locations will be affected negatively by ‘disruptive rain’ over the next few days, and they include:

  • Langeberg / Robertson
  • Swellendam
  • Cape Agulhas
  • Theewaterskloof / Grabouw
  • Overstrand (Hermanus, Stanford)
  • Stellenbosch

Capetonians hoping for ‘relief’ from upcoming cold front

The guidance issued by the weather agency is fairly straightforward: Locals are advised to be cautious while driving, and there’s a possibility of ‘mudslides and rockfalls’ this weekend. Our last round of Cape Town storms washed away entire roads, and killed two people. Hopefully, the conditions will be a little easier to negotiate this time:

“Localised flooding of roads and settlements, as well as minor motor vehicle accidents, are likely. There is a chance for mudslides and rockfalls in susceptible areas and difficult driving conditions on dirt roads.  In buildings, move valuables to a safe place above the expected flood level. Exercise caution on the roads.”

SA Weather Service on this weekend’s Cape Town weather warnings
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