The South African Weather Service (SAWS) issued a Yellow Level 1 warning for Damaging Winds for the City of Cape Town and Cape Point in the Western Cape.
SAWS ISSUES WIND WARNING
The weather warning is effective between 10:00 and 23:59 on Saturday, 6 August. The strong winds are expected to cause rough and choppy seas that will make navigating the sea difficult for small vessels and personal watercraft.
Smaller vessels are also at risk of taking on water and capsizing while there may be localised disruption of beachfront activities, including kayaking and snorkelling. The weather service specifically urged inexperienced swimmers and children to practice caution.
The beaches of main concern on Saturday are Betty’s Bay, the eastern parts of False Bay and south of Kommetjie, said SAWS.
“Small boats must stay away from the open sea and seek the shelter of a harbour, river estuary or protected bay. If you are an inexperienced swimmer or have children, it is advised to rather not go for a swim in the sea. If you are planning a beach day this long weekend, Sunday seems like the better day,” instructed the weather service.
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