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SAWS has issued a warning about damaging winds. Image: Stock/Canva.

Western Cape: Disruptive and damaging 80km/h winds expected today

Parts of the Western Cape were battered by storm surge last weekend. Damaging winds of 80km/h and rough seas are expected today.

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SAWS has issued a warning about damaging winds. Image: Stock/Canva.

Damaging and disruptive winds between 60 – 80km/h with strong gusts can be expected in places over the Eastern and Western Cape provinces on Sunday, 24 September and Monday.

This was revealed by the South African Weather Service (SAWS) as it issued several impact-based warnings which are expected due to the developing cut-off low pressure system.


As previously reported by The South African, a cut-off low pressure system will develop along the country’s west coast on Saturday evening, 23 September after the passage of a weak cold front.

The cut-off low system will cause dangerous weather conditions over parts of the country mainly from Sunday. The Eastern Cape and Western Cape will bear the brunt of the extreme weather conditions with the potential for widespread flooding, very rough seas and damaging winds to occur.

The weather service said the damaging winds can cause wind-related impacts such as disruptions to transport routes, difficult and hazardous driving conditions and damage to property, particularly over the interior and coastal areas of the Eastern and Western Cape provinces.

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Meanwhile, torrential rain in the wild coast and adjacent interior of the Eastern Cape and Overberg, southern Cape Winelands and Garden Route Districts in the Western Cape is expected over the next few days.

“Accumulated 24-hour rainfall may exceed 100mm in some places, leading to widespread flooding of roads, bridges, property (both formal and informal), and danger to life,” the weather service said.

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Source: South African Weather Service.

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