Some rain has been forecast to bring light relief to the drought stricken Western Cape from Friday, according to the The South African Weather Services

Forecaster, Thabisile Ntleko, said that rain of between 10 – 15 millimetres will fall over the metropole and Boland.

In a statement, the SA Weather Service said, “The combination of onshore flow along our southern and south-eastern coastline, together with a well-defined upper air system is expected to deliver significant rainfall over parts of the Western and Eastern Cape on Saturday and Sunday.

“It is only towards Friday, when a weak cold front arrives over Cape Town, when the prevailing weather pattern will begin to change significantly. Acknowledging that the south-western part of Western Cape is particularly drought-stricken, it bears mentioning that the particular rain system (which is expected to bring significant or heavy rain to many parts of the Cape provinces) is NOT EXPECTED to provide much relief for the Cape Peninsula and Boland regions. In fact, this system will barely deliver 10 to 15 mm of rain for the Cape Metropole.”

The cold front on Friday will make landfall over the western extremity of Western Cape, introducing some cooling as well as light rainfall for the Peninsula.

“On Saturday, overcast, cold and rainy weather is expected to dominate the southern coastline and southern mountains of Western and Eastern Cape respectively,” the statement read.


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