Cold front now heading to Gauteng

2014-07-07 10:15
Wintry weather (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Wintry weather (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Cape Town - A cold front that swept through the Western Cape at the weekend is now making its way to Gauteng with temperatures of 0° forecast for later in the week.

More than 40mm of rain fell in the Cape Town metro, reported the SABC, and about 26 000 people in more than 70 informal settlements were affected by the stormy weather.

Informal settlements residents told SABC they are still waiting for emergency relief from the city but disaster management spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes told the Times that about 17 000 blankets had been distributed.

One Khayelitsha resident told the Times she had to use beer crates to raise her bed and stove as her shack became flooded.

There was some snow on Table Mountain and mountains in the Winelands were also covered in snow.

Showers were also expected in some parts of the Eastern Cape, Kwazulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.

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