The week started off a little wetter than locals expected this morning as significant rainfall hit Cape Town, and forecasters are predicting more showers for Tuesday.
What were predicted to be “light showers” today turned out to be heavy downpours and Capetonians are in for more rain as scattered thunderstorms are forecast for Tuesday along with highs of 21°C and lows of 17°C.
As always, the rains are hugely welcomed given the city’s low dam levels, with an overall level of 52.6% and the dam with the least water, Theewaterskloof, currently standing at a level of 40.7%.
Residents, as always, were happy to receive the rain, but some took to Twitter to share their frustrations with the traffic congestion and apparently-diminished driving abilities of motorists that often seem to come with rain in Cape Town.
🔊 SOUND ON 🔊
— Tulips & Phoenixes (@tulipandphoenix) March 10, 2019
— Josephine Buys (@jozib_sa) March 10, 2019
— Justin Hawthorne (@HawthorneBlog) March 11, 2019
All it takes is one drop of rain and the whole of Cape Town drive like dwankys 👍🏻
— thatbrayouignore (@haydn_matthee21) March 11, 2019
Proper rain today in Cape Town. Unseasonal and all. pic.twitter.com/m3ICSpLGmK
— Gillian Rightford (@grightford) March 11, 2019
Cape Town + rain + traffic + Monday: pic.twitter.com/QIPjRcUoA4
— Gracia (@graciamsim) March 11, 2019
Like the rest of the world has Snow Days we should have Rain days in Cape Town.
— Mosie (@FredlinMoses) March 11, 2019
Driving in the rain isn’t that bad.
Driving with Cape Town drivers in the rain is exhausting, wow.
— Musa Omar (@Musa_O17) March 11, 2019
I missed this beautiful #CapeTown rain… 🙌🏼
— Skywalker (@AndreMisrole) March 11, 2019
Rain in Cape town means two things.
1. All drivers lose every droplet of common sense.
2. Students bunk everything
— 🌚 (@ImraanFakier) March 7, 2019
— P I E R R E™ (@PierreDuPlooy_) March 10, 2019
Bru this rain in Cape Town rn 😍💙
— Simone (@Psymone_) March 10, 2019
Rain on a Monday morning in Cape Town results in a 2km stretch taking 30min
— Nazrana Hawa (@NazranaHawa) March 11, 2019