Tag Archives: Cape Town rain

I Won a Prize in a Raffle

Saturday Today was the day… I slept late! I had gone to bed much later than usual (see guest story below), then had woken in the middle of the night before falling asleep again;  I woke up around 5:30am, but … Continue reading

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Only 4 Hours of Work Today

Thursday Today was the day… I only worked for 4 hours, so that was a good day. Also a cold front blew in. Wind guru was pretty accurate. They said it would blow up a storm until this afternoon and … Continue reading

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I Need to Sit on My Rocking Chair

Tuesday Today was the day… It rained! It only really set in late afternoon. We were able to get our exercise in and got home before the weather cooled and the wind blew in increasingly strong gusts. The sea water … Continue reading

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We Didn’t Swim But We Got Drenched

Monday Today was the day… …we didn’t swim, but we got drenched. A cold front swept over Cape Town bringing with it heavy rain. I went to sit down at my desk at 7:30am this morning, after we decided we … Continue reading

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A Storm Came Through

Thursday Today was the day… A storm came through.  Look at some of those wind speeds. Mud slides on De Waal drive in Cape Town (photo Cred: Cape Town Weather) With the strong winds and heavy rain, Mike and I … Continue reading

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Swimming in the Rain

Tuesday Today was the day… It rained and we swam in it. The rain was due to come overnight, but by this morning, the balcony and balustrade were dry. As we hadn’t gone to the beach yesterday, we really were … Continue reading

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First Significant Rain of 2021

Wednesday Today was the day… It rained. It blew hard last night and at around 11pm, Mike and I realised that the chairs on the top balcony may be in jeopardy. Up we went and opened the balcony door. Everything … Continue reading

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Rainy Tuesday 4th June

Today the rain came in and the work was less. I slept in, only getting up after 8am. I got to work and did some this morning and some this afternoon.  In between, there was gym and this afternoon there … Continue reading

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Flooding in the Back Garden

Oh wow, we woke up with it pouring with rain. It was not long before we began to see white mud streaming down the driveway. We went to investigate and found the bank behind our house had streams of water … Continue reading

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The Rain Came Down

There has been such a lot of rain falling over the last three days. We are again so so grateful. If I go on and on about this, this is why…the dam levels last year were so critical, Cape Town … Continue reading

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Cold & Wintry July 1st

Today has been the perfect duvet day! I only moved from my bed for an hour or two. I’ve spent most of it tucked up under the duvet mainly reading and doing a mammoth Sudoku. A storm of note swept … Continue reading

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Celebrating Rain

A stiff north-westerly wind was blowing when we woke up this morning….it was the promise of rain. Chapman’s Peak was hidden behind a cloud and the bird feeder was being buffeted to and fro. It did not stop a couple … Continue reading

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Unforecast Rain

I have the AIX weather app on my phone. While it forecast rain for tomorrow afternoon, it certainly did not show the rain and thunder storms that we have had this evening! #612 of my 1000 thanks is for this … Continue reading

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Rain Glorious Rain

Yup! Today it rained. I woke up at just after 3am to hear rain pouring down. It soon passed over. The morning was very overcast and cool. Later this afternoon, another cold front swept over the area and our tanks … Continue reading

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4-30am Sandbag Run!

I was woken at 4-30am with Mike leaping out of bed telling me he was going to see if water was flooding into the guest room. Rain was pouring down and the guest room door is not far off the ground. … Continue reading

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