As the weather has slowly begun cooling across the Cape, many have wondered when rain will begin falling. Residents were warned to expect rain in Cape Town, Stellenbosch, the various Overstrand municipalities and the Drakenstein area.

According to predictions, 100% chance of storms were expected last night [April 11].

Today [April 12], temperatures will bring a chilly high of 19°C and a low of 11°C.

“The public and small-stock farmers are advised that the heavy rain may lead to localised flooding. In addition, gale force north-westerly winds (65 to 75km/h) are expected between Table Bay and Cape Agulhas early on Sunday morning [April 12] moderating from late morning. While strong interior winds (55-62km/h) are expected over the Breede Valley and the Central Karoo on Sunday as well,” said Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell in a statement yesterday.

 

 

 

 

Other parts of the country also received rains, including the Free State and Northern Cape. Kimberly’s residents were stunned by very heavy downpours and resultant hail storms yesterday.

 

 

In case of emergency, relevant numbers to call are:

Emergency: 112

Cape Winelands Municipality: 021 888 5837

Eden District: 044 805 5071

Central Karoo: 023 414 2603

West Coast: 022 433 8700

Overberg: 028 271 8111

City of Cape Town: 107 landline or 021 480 7700

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.