Flooding alert for the Cape
Raincoats, umbrellas and perhaps a pair of gumboots will be sensible items to keep handy as a cold front sweeps across the Western Cape on Thursday.
Flooding is expected in some parts of the Cape metropole and Langebaan.
More detailed satellite image (04/04/219) showing nicely the position of your cold front as it is about t make landfall over the Western Cape province. Redevelopment of thunderstorms to occur in the afternoon over the central interior & northeastern parts including Gauteng. Enjoy pic.twitter.com/fE0MTOk2tN— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) April 4, 2019
The South African Weather Service said the cold front would make landfall over the province by mid-morning, bringing “widespread rain and showers” until late afternoon.
The weather service also warned that severe thunderstorms were expected over parts of the Northern Cape, North West, Free State and Eastern Cape.
It will be partly cloudy in Johannesburg, with a maximum temperature of 25. Cape Town will reach a high of 18 and Durban 29, with isolated afternoon showers.