Weather Alert: South African Weather Service warns of disruptive rain expected on level 9
Warning valid Sunday, 24 September 2023 from 13h00 – Monday, 25 September at 23h00
Areas impacted by disruptive rain – all municipal areas of the Garden Route – Hessequa, Mossel Bay, George, Knysna, Bitou, Oudtshoorn, and Kannaland.
An intense cut-off low-pressure system is expected to produce showers and thundershowers over the Western Cape from Sunday into Monday. From Sunday afternoon; some of these thunderstorms are expected to be severe over the Garden Route district, including other areas in the Western Cape. This will result in rapid heavy downpours, excessive lightning, strong downdraft as well as large amounts of small hail.
The Garden Route District Municipality appeals to residents to be alert and cautious. If on the road, avoid flooded areas and rivers and be ready to move to higher ground, if necessary.
Remember to keep pets safe.
Watch the District and Local Municipal social media pages and local media for updated information.
Report weather-related incidents to the Garden Route Disaster Management Centre at 044 805 5071.