The Mother City’s dam levels are at a healthy 44.1% and with the heavy rains over this weekend, and still more to come – we can only hope to finally reach above the 50% mark. Cape Town is drinking up every little bit of water, but the rain has also caused flooding in some areas.
Posts on social media show drains overflowing and cars submerged in water on the road. Many townships have also been affected by the rain.
The SA Weather Service has predicted heavy rainfall for the rest of Sunday and Monday, with snowfalls in some high-lying areas of the Western Cape.
The City of Cape Town warned of bad weather conditions in a tweet, saying: SA Weather Service has predicted heavy rainfall and high winds. For flooding and emergencies, dial 107 from your landline, or 021 480 7700 from your cellphone.
— Waseefa (@Cfa89) July 1, 2018
— Andre (@ndre007) July 1, 2018
— Sixolile Mayamo (@Sxo_eThembeni) July 1, 2018
— Bronwyn Nortje (@bronwynnortje) July 1, 2018
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In the eye of the storm:
10h30, July 1, 2018: An hour of torrential winter rainfall, flows down the valley into: Somerset West Main Road, opposite the local police station. Video credit: Trevor Michael, Morningside Neighbourhood Watch pic.twitter.com/LpmL0a7By8 — Murray Williams (@mwdeadline) July 1, 2018