The Western Cape is in the grips of an unprecedented series of cold fronts.

Even more heavy downpours are expected for the coming days.

Meteorologist, Annette Botha, says the current storm may last until Sunday.

That would make it seven days of non-stop rain.

Botha warns that another cold front is expected to hit the province next week.

Botha says there has been record-breaking rainfall in the past few days.

At least 500 shack dwellers in Khayelitsha have had to leave their water-logged homes.

HeartFM’s Arthur Pose reports that the affected families, will be temporarily housed at the Western Cape Sports Center in Kuils River.

Some Wynberg residents experienced strong winds last night and roofs were blown off.

The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management Centre’s Sonica Lategan, says electrical wires have also been affected by this.

Schools across the Cape are closed today due to the level 8 weather warning, but many kids have been playing in the streets, in puddles.

Lategan says they are urging parents to keep their kids indoors.

Evacuations have been carried out in Newtown and Wellington, in the Boland.

A group of residents has been evacuated, over fears that a local dam wall might collapse.

This decision was taken following an assessment conducted by a specialist.

The Drakenstein Municipality’s spokesperson, Riana Geldenhuys, says rising water levels have affected various roads in Paarl and Wellington.

The ANC is calling for the declaration of a Provincial State of Disaster.

The ANC’s provincial leader, Khalid Sayed, has written to Premier Alan Winde.

Premier Alan Winde has responded to the ANC’s call.