Much-needed rain has fallen in Cape Town bringing with it rough seas and strong gale force winds.
Western Cape Traffic authorities have been forced to close the R-321 between Villiersdorp to Grabouw in the Overberg due to a sandstorm in that area.
Strong winds have also knocked out the power supply to the Huguenot Tunnel near Paarl. Forecaster, Mmathapelo Makgabutlane, says a further 80% chance of showers predicted for Friday.
She says they have also issued a number of warnings.
“Average wind speeds, we’re looking at about 65 kilometres per hour on average. However, along the coastline and even down towards Slangkop Cape Point region we do expect those to be probably touching closer to about 70 kilometres per hour on average,” says Makgabutlane.