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Storm Havoc in South Africa

South Africa
May 21, 2007

Snowfalls on the Boland mountains have contributed to plummeting temperatures as Cape Town today picked up the pieces in the wake of the weekend's vicious storm.
Residents in Cape Flats informal settlements were still mopping up today after their homes and the pathways in their areas were flooded by heavy rain overnight.
Snow fell on mountain peaks above Ceres, Franschhoek and Somerset West, as temperatures plummeted to below freezing point in higher-lying areas.
Temperatures are expected to remain low throughout the week, with a maximum of 13º C today.
And there's more rain on the way, as a weaker cold front approaches from the south-west to hit late on Wednesday or Thursday morning. Another is expected to arrive on Saturday, said forecaster Nick Koegelenberg.
The winter weather, caused by a north-westerly storm generated by a cut-off low pressure system, caused widespread flooding and damage that left more than 1 000 people temporarily homeless.
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