Weather is an abiding obsession of Capetonians, particularly the southeaster, the cool summer wind that blows in across False Bay. It can singlehandedly determine the kind of day you’re going to have, and when it gusts at over 60km/h you won’t want to be outdoors, let alone on the beach. Conversely, its gentler incarnation as the so-called Cape Doctor brings welcome relief on humid summer days, and lays the famous cloudy tablecloth on top of Table Mountain.

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