VIDEO: Strong winds in South Africa “reverse” tides

VIDEO: Strong winds in South Africa “reverse” tides

The weather has been shocking around the country!

Strong wind on ocean
Strong wind on ocean/ canva

In the past few days, we have seen wildfire, severe downpours and extreme winds through the Western Coast of South Africa. While we have blooming days in KwaZulu-Natal, it has been nothing compared to our fellow province. 

Read More: KZN disaster teams on standby for level 4 alert

Social media users have been gobsmacked by the extreme conditions that have been faced. Powerful winds have caused waves to break in the opposite direction. Two TikTokers have described this phenomenon as “reversed tides.” 

Take a look at the videos that are circulating the net:

@darrensheer #capetown #wind #gusts #ocean #fyp ♬ original sound - Darren Sheer
@itsasherrr #wind #windy #capetownsouthafrica #cpt #gust #storm #capetownstorm #ocean ♬ Sunsetz - Cigarettes After Sex
As captured in the viral videos above, these conditions are unlike anything we have ever seen before. 

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a warning for gale-force winds and heavy rain in large parts of the Western Cape. Spokesperson, Tokelo Chiloane, says gale-force winds are expected in Cape Town, the Overberg and the Cape Winelands, including floods in some parts of the province, that may lead to structural damage. Chiloane also warns of dangerous conditions for vessels at sea.

We are here with our friends in this part of the country while they face a level 9 weather warning. 

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