Dust off your umbrellas, Capetonians – we’re in for a wet Wednesday.
Rainfall is almost guaranteed late tomorrow as heavy clouds bring precipitation from the Atlantic Ocean, dumping as much as a potential 10mm over the Cape Town area.
Crucial mountain catchment areas such as Steenbras may even see up to 20mm of rain.
Cape Town are you ready to see some rain?
3 day rainfall accumulation chart and as you can see a cold front will be making landfall around 16:00 Wednesday. Cape Town you will see up to 10mm of rain and the mountain catchment areas up to 20mm of rain. pic.twitter.com/5buRyIrFqY
— Storm Report SA (@StormReportSA1) April 17, 2018
The moderate cold front making its way to Cape Town should hit during Wednesday afternoon.
TODAY’S 330pm SYNOPTIC SETUP –
Cold front en-route to #CapeTown, expect cloudy conditions with some drizzle near the mountains in the morning with the main front leading to 2-3hrs of rain late afternoon or early evening. 5-10mm expected widely.??@ReenvalSA @landbou @GrainSA pic.twitter.com/K1Y7HuPPPQ
— AfricaWeather (@AfricaWeather_) April 17, 2018
In addition to the rain forecast, there is a citywide bus strike which will see MyCiti and Golden Arrow bus services suspended from Wednesday until the end of the strike. Commuters and residents will need to factor both the strike and the rain into their travel plans as the roads are expected to be extremely congested.
The forecast downpour is no excuse to let water saving efforts slip though, as the City of Cape Town warned we are far from out of the woods in terms of the water shortage. Usage increased by 5% last week, leaving damn levels suffering.