Capetonians, get ready for the first rainfall of the new year – showers are predicted to hit the city on Friday and continue into Saturday, while some other areas in the Western Cape will also receive up to 15 mm of rain.
As reflected in weather predictions by Ventusky and Accuweather, Cape Town residents can expect showers over a 24-hour period. Although the forecast does not predict heavy downpours, dams in the Mother City will nevertheless benefit.
Friday morning will bring a few drops of rain, as the weaker part of the weather system rolls in from the southwest. Heavier rain will fall from approximately 8pm onwards.
Cape Town is predicted to receive approximately 4-5 mm of rain on Friday.
The rain will move towards the Cape Winelands and Ceres mountains – one of the province’s rainiest places – in the early hours of Saturday. The downpours will intensify after midnight, and are predicted to continue until approximately 2am.
Scattered showers will be present until midday before the rainclouds dissipate in the early afternoon.
Theewaterskloof will receive a few drops of water, with 2-3 mm expected to fall over a two-day period. The Berg River and Voelvlei dams are predicted to receive 8-10 mm of rainfall.