South Africa: W Cape battered by storms

source: News24
2009-06-25 07:29

Cape Town – The Matroosberg is covered with snow, students are trapped on an island, barges have run aground, vehicles float around on water with wailing alarms, electricity poles are blown over and power cuts abound.

These are the results of heavy storms which have been wreaking havoc in the Western Cape since Monday.

The worst of a series of cold fronts was predicted for Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The weather should finally start to clear up by late Thursday or Friday.

According to Derek van Dam, meteorologist and head of’s weather service, several places can once again expect rainfall of over 50mm within 24 hours.


On Wednesday, snow fell on [continue reading]

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