This latest set of Cape Town weather warnings for Sunday 1 July features the possibility of flooding in major urban areas, as well as hazardous and icy conditions.
The South African Weather Service (Saws) has released a severe weather warning for what has been described as ‘cyclonic conditions’, imminent within 24 hours and that could lead to disruptive and disastrous conditions.
Cape Town weather warnings for Sunday 1 July
Saws released an official severe weather warning on Saturday evening, forecasting heavy rain, with widespread flash flooding and disruptive snowfall across the Western Cape.
The full force of the cold front is expected to make landfall on Sunday morning, with conditions worsening and persisting onto Monday.
Western Cape weather warnings: What areas will be affected?
Heavy rain leading to localised urban flooding is expected over the West Coast District, City of Cape Town, Cape Winelands and western parts of the Overberg tomorrow Sunday, persisting into Monday morning.
Disruptive snowfalls are expected over the high ground areas of the Cape Winelands and West Coast district overnight tomorrow (Sunday) into Monday morning.
Warnings have been issued to the public and small stock farmers in the Western Cape region regarding heavy rains and flooding which will result in difficult driving conditions.
Strong north-westerly winds reaching speeds of up to 65km/h are expected in the Central Karoo on Sunday, with gusts of up to 70km/h expected to lash the area between Table Bay and Cape Agulhas in the morning.
Freezing temperatures are expected to bring snowfall to mountainous areas in the Cape Town surrounds, namely in the Tulbagh, Goudini and Citrusdal areas.
City of Cape Town disaster risk management spokesperson Charlotte Powell has released a statement, saying:
“All City services and applicable external agencies will be on standby to deal with any potential consequences of the severe weather episode, which could include uprooted trees, power interruptions and flooded roadways.”