The weather in the Mother City is well on its way into the usual high summer temperatures, and as the days get warmer, the dam levels continue to decrease.
Last week water storage levels were at 76% – today they read at 75.6% with no rain expected in the near future.
The City has also reported the water consumption rate increase in recent weeks, with water consumption levels rising to a staggering 563-million litres of average daily use just last week.
Currently, level 5 restrictions increased the city’s water usage target from 450-million to 500-million litres a day, but the city’s residents are now using more water than allocated.
Many residents are questioning the City’s decision to reduce the water restrictions and fearing the summer ahead may be a dry one.
As temperatures rise locals are feeling the heat:
Anél Fourie O’Neill het haar termometer ingebring. Dink dit is bietie warm buite #Worcester, 11h15 @eNCAWeather @SAWeatherServic @AfricaWeather_ @JoelGuy_ @venter_annette @debeer_anika @AgriSAOfficial @dieCourant @Die_Burger @_ArriveAlive @ewnupdates @Netwerk24 pic.twitter.com/oPYQvvArxe
— ReenvalSA (@ReenvalSA) October 22, 2018
Cape Town right now. pic.twitter.com/hAdyUxaBoP
— Scapegoat (@AndiMakinana) October 22, 2018
Cape Town is being unnecessary with this weather hey.
— Steph (@chulu_steph) October 22, 2018
Cape Town? I’m dying in this heat. 😭😭😭😭😭 https://t.co/qgNzPH9R4W
— Alejandro Gillick (@Zondi_Elihle) October 22, 2018
Cape Town is boiling today…! @ Cape Town, Western Cape https://t.co/9rUKDpmdwj
— Tebogo TM (@TebogoMolokoane) October 22, 2018
Cape Town weather!!! Summer is coming!!! pic.twitter.com/KzsqKZMlSI
— °♡◦∙°¨•M♡ƐИĪƐFΛ•¨°∙◦ (@Whisper3Point0) October 22, 2018
Visual depiction of Cape Town weather pic.twitter.com/AcJ6VB9HWS
— Sunshine (@PkKhoza) October 22, 2018
Picture: The City Of Cape Town