PHOTOS: Cape Town Hit by Heavy Rains

The city has been hit by hail, lightning, thunder and heavy rain since Wednesday, report Ashraf Hendricks, Buziwe Nocuze and Lucas Nowicki of GroundUp.

Kalk Bay South Africa
Main Road in Kalk Bay turned into a riverlet. Photo: Lucas Nowicki
Child Flood Water
A child plays in the water in Heideveld. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

Cape Town is being treated to hail, thunder, lightning and pouring rain. Walkways and roads across the Cape Flats have turned into pools. In Qandu Qandu, informal settlement in Khayelitsha some residents had to leave their flooded homes.

Qanda Qandu South Africa Flooding
Residents have had to temporarily abandon some of these shacks in Qandu Qandu. They are hoping to get assistance from the City of Cape Town. Photo: Buziwe Nocuze
Car Flood Water
Drivers struggled to navigate Jeff Masemola Road in Khayelitsha. Photo: Buziwe Nocuze
Police car flood water
A police car sprays muddy water on Jeff Masemola Road. Photo: Buziwe Nocuze
Rain South Africa
Learners wear plastic bags to shield themselves from the rain in Gugulethu. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks
Water Joe Slovo Park
Trash stands in water in a field in Joe Slovo Park. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

Originally published by GroundUp.