folks in East London were left literally clutching on to street poles to stop the wind from blowing them away. Images via Twitter: @Lord_4D

Folks in East London were left literally clutching on to street poles to stop the wind from blowing them away. Images via Twitter: @Lord_4D

Man holds on to a pole for dear life as strong winds blow [watch]

Those who dared to go outside this weekend in East London were forced to hold on to poles and each other as gale-force winds hit the area.

folks in East London were left literally clutching on to street poles to stop the wind from blowing them away. Images via Twitter: @Lord_4D

Folks in East London were left literally clutching on to street poles to stop the wind from blowing them away. Images via Twitter: @Lord_4D

It was a windy week in East London and residents definitely felt it. While many people across South Africa complained about the cold front that hit parts of the country, folks in East London were left literally clutching on to street poles to stop the wind from blowing them away.

A video of two men holding on to whatever they could for dear life as strong winds threatened to blow them far away was shared online much to the amusement of social media users.

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Strong East London winds threaten to blow man away

August is quickly approaching and with it, strong winds and cold temperatures.

While most of winter has passed, South Africans have been dealing with icy weather conditions and were even treated to snow a few short weeks ago.

While it is no longer snowing, it is as windy as ever.

Strong winds blew in Eastern Cape this weekend. Image via Unsplash

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A clip showing a man holding tightly on to a robot pole while another holds on to the side of the building as strong winds blow has been shared online.

At one point, one of the men even hold on to another person struggling with the wind as he tries to reach his destination.

Take a look at the clip below:

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The clip has left social media users in absolute stitches as they discuss the wild winds at the moment.

“Had to laugh, without the black man the white guy would have blown away,” one person remarked. Another added:

“That white man was walking like Rambo until the winds said HOLD IT RIGHT THERE SIR”.

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