Articles tagged "cape town water crisis"

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Intense cold front to make landfall in South Africa, Cape Town dam levels soaring to impressive new heights

South African Weather Service issued severe weather warnings and watches for part of the country as an intense cold front, currently positioned SW of South Africa, is expected to make landfall overnight tonight July 22 into 23, 2019 with a second front following...

July 22, 2019

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Worst drought in over a century, severe water crisis continues in South Africa

Southern provinces of South Africa are still under their worst drought in over a century. While the crisis in Western Cape Province and Cape Town's 'Day Zero' - the day when they run out of tap water - are making headlines in both national and...

January 26, 2018

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One hell of a storm: Cape Town braces for major winter storm

South Africa's city of Cape Town is bracing for what is expected to be the worst winter storm in at least three years. Described by state forecasters as 'one hell of a storm,' this potent weather system is expected to start affecting the region late...

June 06, 2017

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Severe water crisis in Cape Town caused by worst drought in over a century

Cape Town, South Africa's seat of Parliament and the legislative capital, is enduring its worst drought in over a century and severe water crisis. This forced officials to impose strict Level 4 water restrictions, effective as of Thursday, June 1, 2017. While...

June 01, 2017