Intense cold front set to batter CT on Wednesday; emergency services on alert

The South African Weather Service said that strong to gale force winds, rain and rough seas were expected.

FILE: Vehicles drive through foam and seawater that has crashed over the promenade and onto the road during a storm near Beach Road in Sea Point on 13 July 2020. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - An intense cold front is expected to make landfall on Wednesday.

The South African Weather Service said that strong to gale force winds, rain and rough seas were expected.

The City of Cape Town has issued a warning saying that all of its services and external agencies were on standby to manage any events that might occur as a result of the adverse weather conditions.

Disaster Risk Management spokesperson, Charlotte Powell said: “The South African Weather Service has advised the Disaster Management Centre that an intense cold front will make a land fall on Wednesday. We remind residents to clear out any potential blockages around their homes. In low-lying areas, dig a trench around your home if possible, to allow water to run off and reduce the risk of localised flooding.”

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