Dams in the Western Cape haven’t seen much change since the previous week. A lack of rain means that dams have increased by a minuscule 0.6% percent since July 20.

Western Cape Dams are currently sitting at 77.8% capacity, 0.6% higher than last week’s reading of 77.2%. The fullest dams are Steenbras Upper (99.2%), Berg River (97.6%) and Steenbras Lower (79.2%).

Dam levels barely shift in week with 0.6% increase
Latest dam levels (Source: City of Cape Town)
Dam levels barely shift in week with 0.6% increase
Dam levels at 77.8% for July 27. (Source: City of Cape Town)

This small shift is markedly different to previous weeks, where large increases in dam levels have been recorded. On July 13, levels rose by 9.2% and on July 20, the Western Cape saw a 4.5% increase.

With mostly sunny skies and no rain predicted for the upcoming week, it seems unlikely levels will see a big increase in the coming week.

Cape Town will see a high of 19°C and a low of 11°C on Monday, July 27, reports Weather.com. Tuesday, July 28 will see a slight dip in temperatures with a 16°C high and 10°C low. Wednesday, July 29 has a predicted 17°C high and 10°C low, while Thursday July 30 will see an 18°C high and 9°C low.

The month will end on a slightly warm note on Friday, July 31 with a 19°C high. The weekend will follow suit with more sunny days.

Dam levels barely shift in week with 0.6% increase
Weather predictions for Monday July 27 to Sunday, August 2. (Source: Weather.com)

Read the full report here: dam levels July 27

Picture: City of Cape Town

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