Northern Cape

The Northern Cape can expect to see rain and high waves today. Image: The South African

Northern Cape: Weather warning for HIGH waves TODAY

The SA Weather Service has issued a weather warning for waves with SIGNIFICANT heights in the Northern Cape TODAY

Northern Cape

The Northern Cape can expect to see rain and high waves today. Image: The South African

The Northern Cape can expect to experience rain and clouds today, 25 May, according to the latest weather forecast by the SA Weather Service (SAWS).

A yellow level 2 weather warning for rough waves was also issued for the province.

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From this afternoon into Friday, south-westerly waves with significant wave heights of 4.0 to 5.0 m between Alexander Bay and Plettenberg Bay is expected.

Furthermore, the SAWS expects south-westerly to westerly winds (40-60 km/h gusting 70-80 km/h) between Cape Columbine and Plettenberg Bay, with a gradual moderation from the west by Friday morning.

Combined with the higher wave heights, these winds will create rough, choppy, and chaotic seas.


  • Small vessels and personal watercraft may experience difficulty navigating, putting them at risk of taking on water and capsizing.
  • There is a possibility of localized disruptions in small harbors or ports for a short period.
  • Coastal infrastructure may suffer localized damage.
  • Beachfront activities may be disrupted in certain areas.
  • The public faces a risk of being swept off coastal rocks due to infrequent large waves.


When cold weather settles in over most of the country, it becomes crucial to know how to keep children warm. Toasty baselayers play a vital role in ensuring their comfort and protection during outdoor play and exploration.

Toasty baselayers consist of thermal tops and bottoms that actively retain heat for hours. They effectively wick away moisture from the skin, allowing your little explorers to stay dry and cozy while engaging in outdoor activities.

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Warm jackets and coats are essential garments for the colder months. It is imperative to equip your little adventurers with waterproof, breathable, and windproof jackets. By doing so, you ensure their warmth and enable them to fully enjoy their favorite winter activities.

Waterproof trousers serve as a convenient layer to pop over regular trousers during family walks or outdoor explorations. These trousers are easily rolled up and carried along, providing a handy option in case unexpected moisture or dampness is encountered.

To protect against the bitter cold, it is crucial to equip your children with hats, gloves, and neck warmers. Little hands are prone to getting cold quickly, making gloves or mittens a must-have item, particularly on extremely cold days.

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For optimal comfort and warmth, it is essential to provide protective shoes and cozy socks. Pairing super warm socks with comfortable wellies ensures that your children’s feet remain warm and dry. Additionally, waterproof snow boots with grippy soles prove to be ideal for navigating icy and wet surfaces during the winter months.