As predicted by the South African Weather Service (SAWS), a cold front made landfall this morning in the South West Cape, bringing with it sheets of hard rain and gale force winds… reminding locals why it’s known as the Cape of Storms.

SAWS cautioned residents to keep checking for alerts and “stay safe”.

“Rain is expected across the western parts of the Western Cape spreading to the south coast and Little Karoo this evening,” said SAWS. “Gale force winds and high seas expected along the Western and Eastern Cape coastline.”

Social media is being ‘flooded’ with videos from residents experiencing the heavy rainfall. Here are just some:

Heavy rainfall in Strand, Cape Town:

Kusweg Strand 🌧️🌧️🌧️💧💧💧

Posted by Harry Du Preez on Saturday, June 27, 2020

Winds batter Wynberg:

This happened today in Wynberg close to the library. As far as we know there were no injuries. This was due to very strong wind from the intense cold front currently battering the Western Cape.

Posted by Storm Report SA on Saturday, June 27, 2020

Driving through flooded roads, Durbanville:

Stort reen in Durbanville. Naby Vissershok sirkel. NW Wind waai hond uit ‘n bos. 34 mm reen sover van 9 vm. af. Video credit Diane Stiglingh.

Posted by Hanlie Spalding on Saturday, June 27, 2020

Hectic winds in Hermanus:

Hermanus. Insane Wind.

Posted by Jeannie Wasserman Cook on Saturday, June 27, 2020

Sheets of rain in Somerset West:

From Gavin WhitefordSomerset West

Posted by Storm Report SA on Saturday, June 27, 2020

Hectic waves in Gansbaai:

Gansbaai! Gekry vanaf iemand wat daar is!

Posted by Rene Barnard Marais on Saturday, June 27, 2020

Cape of Storms… Simons Town:

Kaap van storms. Glen rd, Welcome Glen, Simonstad

Posted by Marina van Rensburg on Saturday, June 27, 2020