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Back to back cold fronts hit WC

WC is experiencing the most intense back to back cold fronts of the winter season.

Residents of Kosovo informal settlement in Cape Town were badly affected by flooding caused by heavy rain in August 2013. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - South African Weather service say the Cape Peninsula is experiencing back to back cold fronts.

The first of two cold fronts has moved in bringing with it heavy rai, strong winds and cold temperatures.

Another one is expected later on Wednesday.

Forecaster Henning Grobler says the cold fronts will bring the most intense weather of the winter.

Cape Town Disaster Management's Charlotte Powell says they are prepared for the adverse weather conditions.

"We have identified various high risk areas. We have a flood and storm plan which will be activated when we have bad weather."

Meanwhile, over 30,000 people were affected by heavy rain in the province recently.

Several informal settlements were flooded.

Disaster Management and relief aid non-governmental organisations have been assisting the victims with food and blankets.

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