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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.

The forecast comes as the province, and the city of Cape Town in particular, buckles under the drought, with severe water restrictions in place to preserve the last of the city’s dwindling water resources.

Day Zero – the date when most of the taps in the city will be turned off – was this week pushed back to 11 May from mid-April after farmers from the Overberg region of the province was able to make a donation of 10 million cubic meters of water to the city’s water supply system.

Today’s weather

Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the Western Cape and the central parts of the Northern Cape.

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Severe thunderstorms are expected over the eastern parts of the North West and the Western Bushveld of Limpopo with possible heavy downpours leading to localized flooding.

Extremely hot conditions are expected over the Cape Winelands, Central Karoo , eastern Overberg and Eden District  of the Western Cape as well as over the western interior of the Eastern Cape.

Hot and dry weather will result in extremely uncomfortable conditions over the central and eastern parts of the Western Cape.

Take a look at today’s predictions below:

Pretoria:

Partly cloudy with late afternoon and evening scattered showers and thundershowers.

Minimum/Maximum: 16/27

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Moderate

Johannesburg:

Partly cloudy with late afternoon and evening scattered showers and thundershowers.

Minimum/Maximum: 16/26

Vereeniging:

Partly cloudy with late afternoon and evening scattered showers and thundershowers.

Minimum/Maximum: 15/25

Mbombela:

Cloudy with morning drizzle and fog patches, otherwise partly cloudy with isolated showers and thundershowers.

Minimum/Maximum: 18/26

Polokwane:

Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thundershowers.

Minimum/Maximum: 19/28

Mahikeng:

Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thundershowers.

Minimum/Maximum: 18/30

Vryburg:

Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thundershowers.

Minimum/Maximum: 16/32

Bloemfontein:

Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thundershowers.

Minimum/Maximum: 16/30

Kimberley:

Fine, becoming partly cloudy with isolated showers and thundershowers.

Minimum/Maximum: 19/32

 

Upington:

Fine, becoming partly cloudy.

Minimum/Maximum: 22/37

Cape Town:

Fine.

Wind: Light westerly to south-westerly.

Minimum/Maximum: 20/29

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Extreme

George:

Partly cloudy with morning fog patches, otherwise fine.

Wind: Light northerly.

Minimum/Maximum: 17/37

Port Elizabeth:

Partly cloudy.

Wind: Light north-easterly becoming moderate easterly by the afternoon.

Minimum/Maximum: 18/30

East London:

Partly cloudy.

Wind: Moderate to fresh north-easterly.

Minimum/Maximum: 19/29

Durban:

Partly cloudy with isolated afternoon showers.

Wind: Moderate north-easterly, freshening in the afternoon.

Minimum/Maximum: 21/29

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: High

Richards Bay:

Partly cloudy with isolated afternoon showers.

Wind: Moderate north-easterly, freshening in the afternoon.

Minimum/Maximum: 21/31

Pietermaritzburg:

Partly cloudy with isolated afternoon showers and thundershowers.

Minimum/Maximum: 17/30

 

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Author: News24.com

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