A weather warning has been released by the The South African Weather Services (SAWS) regarding a cold front expected to bring heavy rainfall and localised flooding to parts of the Western Cape and Northern Cape on Friday, October 25.
According to a social media release by SAWS, Friday’s weather will be cold and dreary. “Heavy rainfall leading to localised flooding is expected over the south-western Cape Winelands, western Overberg and Cape Metropole (Informal settlements) of the Western Cape on Friday,” reads the statement posted to social media.
It is also predicted that Friday will bring strong North-westerly winds over the Central Karoo District in the Western Cape and the Karoo Hogland municipality in the Northern Cape.
SAWS precautions people in areas expecting heavy rainfall to stay indoors and off the roads, as well as to avoid crossing rivers and swollen streams where water is above your knees.
Ahead of the bountiful rains, Cape Town’s dam levels have dipped below the 80% mark and are at an overall storage percentage of 79.5% as of October 24, 2019.
Locals are crossing their fingers that the rain will increase the water storage and push it back over 80%.