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.
Dit het nou lekker begin reën 🌧️🌧️ in Kaapstad, lyk soos ‘n stewige kouefront 📽️Gerhard Söhnge pic.twitter.com/eWvv4A6nPK
— ReenvalSA (@ReenvalSA) April 11, 2020
Greg that’s awesome! Cheers from a cold and windy Stellenbosch. Just finished the last farm roads prep before the big rain comes tonight 🍷 pic.twitter.com/wvd1rKKKUv
— Johan Reyneke (@ZAVineHugger) April 11, 2020
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:
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