Worst winter storm in 30 years hits Cape Town, causing at least 8 deaths

A major winter storm hit South Africa’s province of Western Cape and the Cape Town metropolitan area around 23:00 SAST (21:00 UTC) on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, and intensified on Wednesday morning. It brought powerful winds, huge waves and coastal flooding, frequent lightning, heavy rain and snow at higher elevations. By 16:00 UTC, it claimed the lives of at least 8 people.

Gale force winds and heavy rain associated with the worst storm to hit the region in 30 years brought Cape Town and neighboring cities to a standstill on Wednesday morning. Local media dubbed it ‘the mother of all storms,’ while South African Weather Service forecasters are unofficially calling it ‘one hell of a storm.’ Take a look at the image below and you’ll see why.

Source: Worst winter storm in 30 years hits Cape Town, causing at least 8 deaths

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