Streaming issues? Report here
Lester Kieviet 2019 1500 BW 2
Tonight with Lester Kiewit
20:00 - 22:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Aubrey Masango Show
See full line-up
Tonight with Lester Kiewit
20:00 - 22:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local

Snow falls expected amid severe weather #CapeStorm

7 June 2017 5:10 PM
Provincial Emergency Operations Centre at Tygerberg Hospital was activated at 22h00 last night in advance of the storm.

The Western Cape Local Government says its emergency services are working tirelessly amid the massive storm that hit the province.

The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre (WCDMC) was activated at the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre at Tygerberg Hospital at 22h00 last night, in advance of the storm to maximise the protection of the public’s health and welfare and protect critical infrastructure.

Cape Talk host John Maytham spoke to the Western Cape Local Government MEC Anton Bredell’s spokesperson, James-Brent Styan.

We expect very cold weather including snow falls, especially in the high lying areas. People need to dress warmly and stay indoors as far as possible.

James-Brent Styan, spokesperson for WC Local Government MEC

He says it will continue through the night until tomorrow morning at least.

Rain will recede and much stronger wind will prevail with rough seas and wave crests up to 13m hitting the coast.

There was substantial rain overnight, but the wind is the problem, he adds.

But the wind is causing havoc and has led to fires resulting in three deaths in Knysna.

James-Brent Styan, spokesperson for WC Local Government MEC

Listen to the interview below:

John Maytham also spoke to climate scientist at the University of Cape Town, Dr Peter Johnston after at least five people were reported killed in the province as a result of the severe storm and extreme wind.

A further three people have died in fires related to the increased Berg winds in Knysna.

If you look at the satellite pictures, there are lot of clouds in the North and West of the Western Cape, and I’m looking out now, it’s just very grey.

Dr Peter Johnston - UCT Climate Scientist

Listen to more below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Snow falls expected amid severe weather #CapeStorm


7 June 2017 5:10 PM

More from Local

Gavel of judge in law court legal 123rflegal 123rf

Computers seized during SIU raids returned to Master’s Offices - Justice Dept

18 February 2020 4:41 PM

The Department of Justice and Correctional Services says computers were returned to most jurisdictions across the country on Monday.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

forries-2020jpg

Owner of 'Forries' in Newlands celebrates 30 years at the helm of the iconic pub

18 February 2020 3:29 PM

Lorraine Muir was only 23 years old when she took ownership of The Foresters Arms 30 years ago, and reflects on the pub's evolution.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

forries-ancientjpg

[IN PICS] The history of Foresters Arms

18 February 2020 2:54 PM

A selection of images showing the evolution of the Foresters Arms pub - an institution.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

151016Wits11.jpg

Adam Habib: I leave Wits in a strong position

18 February 2020 1:25 PM

After almost eight years as vice-chancellor at Wits University, Adam Habib is stepping down.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

191114refugees

Stop hiding behind Home Affairs and implement by-laws - Motsoaledi to City of CT

18 February 2020 12:40 PM

Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has slammed the City of Cape Town for deflecting responsibility in dealing with refugees.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

191020mmusi

'Good riddance to the haters' - Helen Zille quits public Twitter account

18 February 2020 10:43 AM

After years of Twitter storms, Helen Zille says she's decided to deactivate her 'hate-filled' public account and open a private one instead.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

sandf-tank-crashes-through-gatepng

[WATCH] Another 'Mabena' moment as SANDF tank crashes through gate

18 February 2020 10:42 AM

The name Mabena has become synonymous with out of step and clumsy soldiers, and a new video has joined the Twitter ranks.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Cape Town City CBD by night lights on 123rflocal 123rfpolitics 123rf

Cape Town is ready to break free from Eskom and end its load shedding nightmare

18 February 2020 10:08 AM

Cape Town is ready to start creating its own power supply grid. Kieno Kammies interviews the City of Cape Town's Kadri Nassiep.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

191105foreignjpg

City to enforce by-laws in Greenmarket Square after week of refugee screenings

17 February 2020 6:01 PM

The City of Cape Town has been granted an interim order to enforce its by-law against refugees camped outside a church in the CBD.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

160120simonsbergAH6.jpg

Slanghoek blaze contained, but winds threaten to reignite flames

17 February 2020 5:05 PM

Firefighters have contained a blaze on the slopes of the Slanghoek Mountains in the Boland, however gusty winds remain a threat.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward