Severe storm expected in the Western Cape

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A severe storm is expected to make landfall in the Western Cape on Thursday. Strong winds, rain and snow can be expected.

Western Cape Local Government spokesperson, James-Brent Styan says heavy rainfall that has been predicted for parts of the province could lead to localised flooding. Styan says disaster management teams have been placed on alert.

“The areas which are expected to bare the brunt of the weather will be Cape Town, Drakenstein, Overstrand, Stellenbosch and Theewaterskloof. We are urging members of the public to stay indoors and to limit travelling around the province as much as possible. Conditions will be difficult with strong winds expected and extreme cold weather moving in over the weekend. We are urging people to be cautious on the road.”