A reported giant storm has been predicted to touch down in the Mother City next week. Up to 80mm of rainfall has been primed for areas around the drought-stricken city and surrounds.

Currently being monitored off the coast of Argentina, this weather pattern will bring along with it consistent downpours for a reported 24 hour period. We all know that the weather here in Cape Town generally tends to change at the drop of a hat, but one thing the weather apps and resources all can agree upon is that there’s definitely a big one coming next week.

Closer to now, there’s a smaller front currently making its way to our southern coastline from deep across the Atlantic. Predictions for tomorrow’s rainfall range from between 10mm in low-lying areas, and up to 30mm in the higher mountain regions.

To add excitement to the arrival of the much-needed precipitation on Tuesday, there appears to be a good chance of snowfalls in the outlying mountains.

Truth be told, the storm will somewhat alleviate, but certainly not  resolve the current water crisis. Dam levels are currently at 9.8% so it is imperative for citizens to still adhere to level 4 water restrictions.

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