An unexpected day of rain,  as well as the two previous days, have increased the Mother City’s dam levels even further, bringing them a mere 1.1% way from the 80% mark.

Cape Town’s dam levels are at a bountiful 78.8% as of August 8 with the lowest dam, Theewaterskloof at a total storage capacity of 69.3% and the highest – Berg River – at 101.4%.

Capetonians are feeling truly grateful and the previously looming Day Zero seems to be a thing of the past.

Along with the rainy weather experienced across the province for most of this week, even more downpours are on their way this Sunday and again next week Tuesday.

Sunday will bring scattered showers that are highly likely to push dam levels to the long-awaited 80% mark which was originally predicted to only be achieved in October 2019.

The last day of this week will bring highs of 15°C and lows of 11°C, with Tuesday next week also forecast to bring showers and highs of 15°C paired with lows of 12°C.

Ahead of the weekend rains locals are already chuffed with the recovery of the dams levels and the rainy weather that graced the Western Cape this week.

Here’s to hoping that Sunday is rainy enough to bring overall water storage to its next milestone.

Picture: Facebook/Pierre du Plessis

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