With dam levels running dangerously low in the Western Cape, every single drop of rain is counted and appreciated. Many locals have asked how much rain has fallen recently, and if it has made a difference to the dwindling dam levels?
The South African Weather Service has noted that for the first part of May, some regions recorded more than 90mm of precipitation in just over a week – this figure is 25% higher than the monthly average of 70mm.
A table of recorded rainfall was released, showing a considerable amount of rain received in Kirstenbosch, Jonkershoek and Grabouw. Other areas like Laingsburg, Merweville, Uniondale, Beaufort Wes and De Rust received no rainfall at all.
On Friday a weak cold front may affect Cape Town in the early evening, with a possibility of 1-2mm of rain with up to 5mm near the mountains.
?WESTERN CAPE TEN DAY RAINFALL FOR PERIOD ENDING 1 MAY?
☔Helderberg College 57mm
☔Simons Town 48mm
☔Cape Town CBD 46mm @ReenvalSA @landbou @GrainSA
— AfricaWeather (@AfricaWeather_) May 9, 2018