Gauteng to experience low temperatures as storm lashes Cape Town

Weather Service says Gauteng will start feeling the impact of a major storm in the Western Cape by Thursday night when temperatures dip to around minus three degrees.

Debris/damage after part of the roof of a building at Bergvliet High School was blown off. Picture: Twitter/@CRW1023

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Weather Service says Gauteng will start feeling the impact of a major storm in the Western Cape by Thursday night when temperatures dip to around minus three degrees.

Two people were injured in Lavender Hill after the roof of a house was blown off.

Shacks in Imizamo Yethu and Macassar Village have also been blown away, with power cables down in various areas, including Athlone, Goodwood and Parow Valley.

Forecaster Vanetia Phakula says a cold wind will also move through the Gauteng, causing temperatures in Johannesburg to drop to a low of 1 degree and 3 degrees in Pretoria.

“The impact of it will be felt more in the evening as the cold front passes. We’ll start feeling the cold air in the evening and by Friday, things will start improving slightly.”