High flood areas in CT monitored as rain continues

The City of Cape Town says officials will remain on standby.

FILE: Many people were affected by flooding from Sweet Home Farm in Philippi, and informal settlement in Cape Town, after heavy rains gave residents a small taste of the heavy rains to come in the midst of winter. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Areas across Cape Town prone to flooding are still being monitored by disaster officials.

An intense cold front lashed the peninsula this week.

Last week, more than 3,000 people were affected by flooding in Khayelitsha, Strand, Delft and Gugulethu.

The City of Cape Town's Benedicta Van Minnen, said officials will remain on standby.

"Flooding and mud slides might still occur due to variable climatic conditions. The city's Human Settlement Directorate is working closely with communities to as far as possible ensure that resident's whose homes are vulnerable to flooding are cared for."

Meanwhile, the SA Weather Service has warned Gauteng residents to prepare for a significant drop in temperatures this weekend as the cold front sweeps in from the Cape.

Forecaster Kobus Cronje said, "We're expecting a slight possibility on the south-western part of Gauteng on Friday evening, moving over into Pretoria and the north-east on Saturday. After that, cloudy to partly cloudy conditions prevailing on Sunday but with that rainfall also a significant drop in temperatures."