While Cape Town is still in the grips of the worst drought in years, the South African Weather Service has predicted rainfall for Friday.

The weather service said Cape Town can expect 80% of rainfall on Friday evening, with predictions of 10-20mm of rain in most areas and up to 30-50mm possible near mountains and catchment areas. The much-need rainfall is likely to continue through to Saturday.

This week, farmers from the Overberg region donated 10-billion liters of water to the city’s water supply system to assist with the drought relief. This water will last between 18 – 20 days. Chief Executive officer of Groenland Water Users Association (GWUA) Johan Groenewald says the water is a donation from farmers in Elgin and Grabouw. It’s coming mainly from the Eikenhof water scheme and private dams in the Upper Kogelberg catchment area.

Day zero has been pushed back to mid-May but the City of Cape Town has urged residents to continue to save water and stick to the prescribed 50 litres of water per person, per day.

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