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September 3rd, 2008, 07:09 AM
Some amazing shots around Cape Town during the past stormy winter.
caused by this mother of a Cold Front
September 3rd, 2008, 08:56 AM
Kalk Bay (Brass Bell restaurant)
September 3rd, 2008, 09:04 AM
Is it true what they say about that foam..................that its a mixture of Whale Sperm & the high salt levels in the sea that makes it :crazy:
September 3rd, 2008, 09:05 AM
as a place known for it's storms we can be grateful they haven't experienced anything like Katrina.
September 3rd, 2008, 09:15 AM
The Front coming in.
Here one can see the waves moving up the Milnerton Lagoon.
September 3rd, 2008, 10:21 AM
September 4th, 2008, 04:40 PM
LOOK AT THOSE DEVELOPMENTS GOING ON IN STRAND!!:eek::eek:
September 5th, 2008, 05:31 AM
Wow, I never knew storms like that happened in S.A. :runaway:
September 8th, 2008, 06:06 PM
Here's more sent by a friend
September 8th, 2008, 06:16 PM
How the hell did people take these photos? Amazing!
September 8th, 2008, 09:13 PM
Took my pics by running towards the sea... shooting and then quickly "Getting the Hell out of wrath's way!"
Yes, Cape Town gets storms like this quite often! Remember, we are in the path of the "Roaring Forties" in the winter and there is nothing but water between us and Antarctica!
November 13th, 2008, 01:45 PM
I thought Summer had arrived down there? :nuts:
Heavy weather batters Cape
13/11/2008 08:03 - (SA)
Cape Town - Heavy winds and stormy weather battered the Western Cape for the second day in a row on Wednesday, causing significant damage. And the end is not yet in sight.
Stella Nake of the Cape Town Weather Office said the weather will only start clearing up on Thursday. She warned of more heavy rains in the Overberg, Cape Winelands and Eden districts. Stormy seas are also expected between Cape Point and Plettenberg Bay.
Charlotte Powell, spokesperson for Cape Town Disaster Management, said a complex in Disa Road in Gordon's Bay was flooded, while part of a building in Strandfontein collapsed.
Some roof tiles at the Methodist Church on Greenmarket Square in the city centre blew off. A parked car was badly damaged when part of a ventilation shaft blew off the side of the Independent Newspaper building in Church Street and fell on it.
A truck was blown over by a squall at the Huguenot Tunnel outside Paarl, and the Du Toitskloof Pass was closed from 12:30 until late Wednesday evening.
The wind also caused a medium-sized delivery vehicle to overturn in Hertzog Boulevard on the Cape Town foreshore area. Merlé Lourens, spokesperson for the City of Cape Town traffic department, said the vehicle overturned while it was turning.
Earlier on Wednesday morning a car also overturned on the N2. No one was hurt in these two incidents.
A number of Capetonians were also blown over by the wind.
Baden Powell Drive was closed on Tuesday evening due to flooding.
Lourens said someone had removed the barriers during the night, which then allowed motorists to use the road again. Many of them got stuck in the dune sand on the road. Once these cars had been removed, the road was closed again.
Engineers and road workers were busy until late Wednesday evening, removing rocks on the road between Touws River and the Hex River Pass, after rock falls occurred in the area at about 18:00. Breede River and Winelands municipal manager Soyisile Mokweni said in a media release on Wednesday that the R62 was closed for a period due to flooding, but was reopened again in the afternoon.
He said roads, bridges and water levels would be monitored continuously.
In the Overberg, the road between Hermanus and Stanford was closed after being flooded.
On the West Coast, the damage was minimal. Basil Januarie, spokesperson for the local disaster services, said the wind had reached 91km/h there, while it reached 45km/h in the Mother City.
A yacht that was sailing from Cape Town to Durban had to be brought to safety at the Knysna Heads due to stormy seas. The Liberty left Knysna at about 14:00 on Tuesday, despite numerous warnings of inclement weather.
- Die Burger
November 13th, 2008, 02:00 PM
November 13th, 2008, 04:15 PM
November 13th, 2008, 07:35 PM
^^ Death by H2O... AARRRGGHHH!:nuts:
February 26th, 2009, 01:00 AM
wow wat een golf :)
February 26th, 2009, 08:12 AM
February 26th, 2009, 09:32 AM
LOL ... I think he's speaking Dutch???? what a wave?
February 26th, 2009, 09:42 AM
Inderdaad. Hij spreekt een leuk Nederlands.
February 26th, 2009, 11:33 PM
The Cape of Storms:)
Some of those pictures are from last winter, i remember them!
life's eventful when you in the Cape
February 27th, 2009, 11:07 AM
LOL ... I think he's speaking Dutch???? what a wave?
That's Dutch all right. Pretty much the same as Afrikaans (sowat dieselfde as Afrikaans).
February 28th, 2009, 07:16 AM
I watched a documentary which said the greatest concentration of reported "freak" waves (ie ship killers above 25m high) in the world was right off the KZN coast (and I mean like 10km off Durban. They showed videos huge numbers of really beat up ships with massive chunks taken out of them.
Apparently its the Agulhus current hitting surf off the southern ocean and CSIR figured it out.
February 28th, 2009, 07:50 AM
The actual location of the worlds biggest waves is 55km off the cosat at port st johns, as per lloyds data on black zones in the ocean where ships are not allowed to travel due to insurance costs.
I know someone who has flown out there to surf it
July 15th, 2009, 02:16 PM
Holy Crap ... the cape is really getting a lot of rain the last two days and now the icy cold weather and snow in the mountains also.