Cape Town on alert for heavy rain

2013-08-13 13:14
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Cape Town - Emergency officials in Cape Town are on high alert on Tuesday following a warning by weather forecasters.

A series of cold fronts are expected to hit the Western Cape on Tuesday and Wednesday, resulting in a warning by the SA Weather Service of wet and windy conditions.

Heavy rain and gale-force winds were experienced in Cape Town on Tuesday morning.

The SABC reported that Cape Town disaster management officials are focusing on low-lying areas, and have been dispatched to areas where reports of flooding have been received.

The Cape Times reported on Tuesday that alerts for flooding and high seas had been issued and routine inspections would be undertaken.

Minimum temperatures in Cape Town are expected to range between 9 and 15°C on Tuesday. Rain is expected in Cape Town until Saturday.

The weather system is expected to spread eastwards over the rest of the country later in the week.

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