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WC officials on alert as rainfall expected to continue

Around 15,000 people were affected by the downpours in areas including Khayelitsha, Philippi, Langa & Strand.

Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Emergency services and local NGOs in Cape Town will remain on high alert today as rain continues to pummel the city.

Heavy rains on Tuesday left thousands of people, many of them in informal settlements, drenched.

Forecaster Michael Barnes says showers will last throughout today.

"The rainfall continues into Friday. [There'll be] showers for the majority of the Western Cape on Friday as well."

Around 15,000 people have been affected by the heavy downpours in areas including Khayelitsha, Philippi, Langa and Strand.

Meanwhile, the Automobile Association has urged motorists to be extra careful on the rods.

Others parts of the country have seen flooding and snowfall.

Several people have died in intense flooding in KwaZulu-Natal.