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September 7, 2001

Cape of Storms – Big Wednesday

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Some weather news from the Cape of Storms. The worst storm in 50 years. Trees were uprooted, roofs lifted… average galeforce winds of 100km/hr and gusts of up to 150km/hr in Cape Town Harbour. The average height of a wave in the normal stormy season in the Cape is 3m, but on the 5th – Big Wednesday as it is now called – the average wave was 10m and the maximum height ever recorded for a wave since they started recording in the 70's, was a wave of 17m high!

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