As predicted by the South African Weather Service, the two cold fronts that made landfall over the Western Cape yesterday has caused widespread flooding.
The city of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management have started clean-up operations after heavy rains caused several areas to be hit by localised flooding.
— Cape Town FMS (@CapeTownFreeway) May 20, 2021
Several roads, informal settlements, low-lying areas and bridges have been affected. As a result of the floods, drivers are urged to cautious on the roads as mudslides, rockfalls and sinkholes are possible.
The worst isn’t over yet with snow still expected to fall this weekend over high peaks like Matroosberg and Cedarberg causing temperatures to plummet.
Cape Town can’t handle rain pic.twitter.com/V9oCS9XH6S
— dani (@castlezain) May 20, 2021
The cold front is expected to hit Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga on Saturday bringing with cold and wet conditions.