More bad weather for CT

Disaster Risk Management teams have been dispatched to assist people in distress.

Heavy rainfall, strong gale force winds and hail storms hit Cape Town in early June. Picture: @Itslynnykansas via Twitter

CAPE TOWN - The South African Weather Service (SASW) on Monday warned Capetonians to brace themselves for more cold fronts over the next couple of days.

Forecaster Carlton Phyllis said there was an 80% probability for cold conditions with the maximum temperature only going up to 15 degrees. He said conditions will start to clear-up by Wednesday.

Meanwhile, overnight heavy rains and strong winds blew the roofs off several shacks in the Uitkyk informal settlement near Sir Lowry's Pass, Cape Town disaster management officials said on Tuesday.

Disaster risk management spokesman Wilfred Solomons says the situation will persist until tomorrow with a slight decrease in rainfall expected.

This morning, disaster management teams went out to conduct inspections and assist people in distress.

Earlier this month, the Western Cape was hit by inclement weather, characterised by heavy rains, strong winds, snow and hail.

An estimated 30, 000 people were affected with informal settlements the hardest hit.

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille said the weather spelt disaster especially for the poor.

"Homeless people are in the worst position, but shelters and thermo bags are there for them. We must do all we can to protect everybody."

Some of the areas hardest hit by rains and ensuing flooding include Bishop Lavis, Phillipi and parts of Khayelitsha.