The South African Weather Service (SAWS ) has issued a warning of a significant change in weather conditions over parts of the south coast and adjacent interior of the Western Cape from Wednesday to Thursday.
According to a statement by SAWS, the change follows a two-week rainfall recess over the central interior of South Africa, which ended on Tuesday.IOL reports that wind speeds picked up from 19km/h on Tuesday to 37km/h on Wednesday, as the Mother City can expect to experience the first south-eastern wind of the season that normally begins in October until February.
However, apart from the interior of the Western Cape, the western parts of the Northern Cape and the central and eastern parts of Limpopo, where no rainfall is forecast at this stage, will experience the same. Citizens across other parts of the country could also experience scattered (60%) to isolated (30%) showers and thundershowers.
The SAWS will in the meantime continue to monitor any further developments relating to this weather system and will issue required subsequent and timely updates
Meanwhile, the City of Cape Town (COCT) says the total capacity of dams supplying the Cape Town metro has decreased by 0,7% in the last week, from 100,5% in the previous week to 99,8%. According to a statement by the COCT, daily water consumption for the same period decreased to 750 million litres per day, compared to 756 million litres the week before and at the same time last year, dam levels were at 99,1%.