With the Gauteng province struggling through a heatwave, the Mother City is being blessed as more rainy weather is on the horizon.
From the North West, Limpopo, Kwazulu-Natal to Gauteng, a heatwave is expected to persist on into next week but Cape Town and the Western Province will be spared from the scorching weather.
Cool, cloudy and rainy weather will make its way to the Mother City from Wednesday, October 23 on into next week Wednesday, October 30.
Locals can look forward to rain on Friday with a high of 17°C and a low of 13°C, while Saturday will be sunny and overcast. Both Sunday and Monday are also expected to bring rain.
Sunday will bring scattered showers to the city with a high of 17°C and a low of 11°C, while Monday’s temperature will dip to a high of 17°C and a low of 11°C paired with scattered showers throughout the day.
Many residents are looking forward to the rainy weather after news that the Mother City’s daily water consumption recently exceeded the daily limit. The collective water consumption was up to 657-million litres per day as of last week instead of the 650-million litres per day limit.
Dam levels have also dipped below the 80% mark as of October 23, 2019, with Theewaterskloof dam dropping to 69.9%
While we look forward to cooler days and rainy weather, many are crossing their fingers in the hopes that the rains will reach the catchment areas.