A bit of a heads up: the weather from Sunday evening in and around Cape Town is looking decidedly wintery.
Properly nasty stuff, and a far cry from today’s balmy bergwind-assisted 28C.
I’ve stocked up with half a ton of fire and braai wood, not just because we might want to
pollute the atmosphere keep warm next week, but also so that the skink in the woodpile has a bit more shelter when the storm does hit. Got to think of the nature, right?
This one (the storm, not the skink) seems not just to be the biggest one of the year so far, but will also feature a series of cold fronts one after the other, prompting worries that any damage early on could be compounded and exacerbated by the following few days.
It’s still all at least five days away though, so nothing is set in stone just yet. But it might be worth clearing out your gutters and sheltering your skink just so you’re all prepared.