Cold front approaching Cape Town predicts good rain for Friday

The South African Weather Service is predicting much-needed rainfall heading towards the drought-stricken Western Cape late on Friday.

The Weather Services forecasts as much as 80% rain, beginning sometime on Friday and 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.

On Tuesday, the Greenland Water User’s Association opened the sluice gates allowing 10 000 megalitres of water to flow into the Cape Town water supply bringing much-needed relief, and pushing Day Zero to May 11.


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