The South African Weather Service is predicting rainfall heading for the drought-stricken Western Cape late on Friday.
According to the weather service, there is an 80% of rainfall in the province, with predictions of 10-20mm of rain in most areas and up to 30-50mm possible near mountains and catchment areas. The predicted rainfall is likely to persist into Saturday morning.
Cape Town is currently battling what is said to be the worst drought in a 100 years, with Day Zero looming.
Day Zero is the day when the City will be switching off the water supply and Capetonians will have to get their daily 25-litre water ration from designated collection points.
The City has implemented level 6B water restrictions in an attempt to avoid dams running dry.
It was announced this week that Day Zero has moved out to mid-May 2018 due to a decline in agricultural usage.
But the City’s Executive Deputy Mayor, Alderman Ian Neilson says Capetonians must continue reducing consumption if we are to avoid Day Zero.
“There has not been any significant decline in urban usage. All Capetonians must therefore continue to use no more than 50 litres per person per day to help stretch our dwindling supplies.”
Stor-Age Self Storage are working together with the City of Cape Town to set up national water collection points and a distribution network to aid those that are most in need in the event that day zero arrives.
🌧️SW CAPE RAINFALL UPDATE🌧️
☔AfricaWeather is forecasting a cold front for Cape Town & the SW Cape late on Friday & Saturday morning. There is a 80% chance of 10-20mm of rain in most areas with up to 30-50mm possible near the mountains & catchment areas☔@ReenvalSA @landbou pic.twitter.com/vFO7XIhCWY
— AfricaWeather (@AfricaWeather_) February 6, 2018