Snowfall, high seas, high winds and flooding

Snowfall, high seas, high winds and flooding

The (SAWS) issued several alerts and advisories on Monday August 17 for Cape Town and surrounding areas. High seas with wave heights between six and nine meters are expected.

Weather alerts, Monday August 17

The SAWS issued several weather warnings in Cape Town for the coming days. The main concern of SAWS is the threat of swelling sea and destructive gale force winds on the southeast coast.

Weather alerts are valid between 6 p.m. on Monday August 17 and 12 a.m.

Cape Town weather watch: High seas

According to advisories on the SAWS website, high seas conditions are expected along the southern coast during the day and spread eastward, reaching Port Edward at night. Alerts have been issued for the following areas:

  • Mbhashe / Le Havre
  • Mnquma, Wavecrest,
  • Bitout / Plettenberg Bay
  • Nelson Mandela Bay / Cap Recife
  • Ngqushwa
  • Cape Padrone
  • Cape St Francis
  • Kei River
  • Coffee bay
  • Sun of the wild coast
  • Buffalo city
  • Port St Johns
  • Tsitsikama
  • Mkambati
  • Port Alfred

Additionally, high seas with wave lengths of between six and nine meters are expected between Cape Point and Cape Agulhas from Monday morning, extending towards Plettenberg Bay and Cape Columbine by Tuesday morning.

Conditions will ease west of Cape Agulhas from Tuesday afternoon. The following areas will be affected:

  • Saldanha Bay
  • Still bay
  • Bay Table
  • George
  • Mossel Bay
  • Knysna
  • Dassen Island
  • Hermanus
  • Cape Point
  • Cap des Aiguilles

Will it in Cape Town

According to SAWS alerts, “disruptive is expected over high altitude areas of Karoo Hoogland Municipality overnight, from Monday evening to Tuesday morning.

In addition, is also expected over high altitude areas of Cape Winelands, Central Karoo and Garden Route districts from Monday evening to Tuesday morning.

It is also expected to affect residents of Oudtshoorn, Robertson, Laingsburg, Worcester, Ladismith, Beaufort West, Ceres and Prince Albert.

Image via SAWS

Weather warnings in Cape Town: Strong winds

The is also warning of gale force winds that are expected to reach speeds of 62 to 80 kilometers per hour. A W / NW wind is expected between Table Bay and Agulhus from Monday morning.

It will then expand to Plettenberg Bay in the evening and subside from Tuesday morning. In addition, strong winds of 50 to 62 kilometers per hour are expected over the Cape Metropole and Overberg regions.

Residents of the following area should be careful:

  • Still bay
  • George
  • Mossel Bay
  • Knysna
  • Cap des Aiguilles
  • Hermanus
  • Bay Table
  • Cape Point
  • Riversdale
  • Swellendam
  • Grabouw
  • The cap

Cape Town weather watch:

Finally, flooding is expected in the Cap Metropole and Overberg regions on Monday evening. The warnings have been sent to residents of the following areas:

  • Cap des Aiguilles
  • Grabouw
  • Hermanus
  • The cap

 

 

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