SA Weather Service issues warning for Western Cape

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The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a warning for gale-force winds and heavy rain in large parts of the Western Cape from this evening.

Spokesperson Tokelo Chiloane, says gale-force winds are expected in Cape Town, the Overberg and the Cape Winelands, including floods in some parts of the province, that may lead to structural damage.

Chiloane also warns of dangerous conditions for vessels at sea.

“Wind between Table Bay and Cape Agulhas is expected to lead to vessels being at risk of breaking the anker and lines. In terms of rainfall, the warning that we have is a level four warning for the sub different rainfall expected in the Central Karoo, West Coast, Cape Winelands and Southern Namakwa on Sunday, tomorrow including the Garden Route on Monday.

The City of Cape Town says disaster crews are on high alert after the weather office issued a warning for gale-force winds and heavy rains from tonight (Sat) until Monday.

Disaster Risk Management spokesperson, Charlotte Powell, says the winds and predicted rainfall could cause damage across the metropole and other parts of the province. She has urged the public to exercise caution on the roads and in low-lying areas.