Locals have zero chill for Cape Town wind

2017-11-07 11:41 - Kavitha Pillay
Post a comment 0

Photo: iStock

Cape Town - The wind in Cape Town has been going strong since Sunday evening, 5 November, but its still not strong enough to blow down the humour of South Africans!

The SA Weather Service has warned that parts of the Western Cape should brace for gale force winds of between 65-80km/h on Tuesday, 7 November. Conditions are expected to be particularly strong for the Cape Columbine and Hangklip area, including the Cape Metropole. See the full weather report here

SEE: Weather Update: Dry Cape braces for gale force winds

Cape Town has experienced some rough winds in the past - remember footage from two years ago when people had to hold on to their surroundings while trying to get through town, and then earlier this year when the Cape Town Cycle Tour was practically blown away. Let's hope it doesn't reach those extremes this time...

Table Mountain Cableway is also closed due to cold weather and strong winds.

These windy conditions have also been persistent throughout Monday, 6 November, and locals took to social media to share their windy woes, sarcasm and downright humourous comments - as Mzansi does in such instances.

From comments about wind in Cape Town being so strong that it can blow away your sins, to driving in the wind giving people a "proper arm work out", here's what the "Tweeple" had to say:

What to read next on Traveller24:

Weather Update: Dry Cape braces for gale force winds

#LoveSA: 5 Wild Coast beaches to escape the crowds

WATCH: Trail runners caught in scary Cape Town lightning storm