Cape Town residents are in for a wet week, with both Tuesday and Thursday predicted to bring rainfall.

The South African Weather Service reports that a 30% chance of precipitation is predicted for Tuesday as well as temperature lows of a brisk 14°C and highs of 20°C. High winds are also on the cards for the Mother City, with speeds of 27.75km/15kn predicted.

Tuesday forecast for Cape Town, South African Weather Service

Here is the weekly forecast for Cape Town:

Weekly forecast for Cape Town, South African Weather Service

Capetonians are reminded to have their umbrellas at the ready when commuting on Thursday as there is a 60% chance of rainfall, and rain is expected to reach up to 5mm. The city is predicted to experience temperature lows of a chilly 13°C and highs of a pleasant 21°C.

Weather forecast for Thursday, South African Weather Service

With dam levels in the area presently measuring just below 50% (the overall average), the rain is much-needed and could not have come at a sooner time.

While Cape Town receives the good news of the rain, outlying areas such as Clanwilliam and Cederberg have been issued with a veld fire warning for Monday, April 29. The warning applies to areas in the Karoo, Cederberg Municipality, Eastern Overberg, Cape Winelands, and Western Garden Route districts.

Veld fire warning for Clanwilliam and Cederberg area.

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Ishani Chetty

Ishani is a vegetarian who is passionate about animals, social issues, the environment and current affairs.