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Cape Town welcomed some much needed rain on Tuesday afternoon as a cloudburst brought some respite from the drought and heat which has been gripping the city…

While the Cape Town CBD only experience a brief rainstorm, in areas like Strand and Somerset West there were reports of heavy rainfall, with reports of roads being flooded.

Cape Town is engaged in a battle to stave off Day Zero – the day when most of the taps in the city run dry – but there was further good news for Capetonians Tuesday when the City of Cape Town announced that Day Zero had been pushed out to June 4, from an earlier date of May 11.

The change in date was due to the continued decline in agricultural usage and Capetonians reducing their water usage, in cooperation with the City’s efforts to bring down overall consumption.

Temperatures had reached a high of 36 degrees Celsius in the city earlier Tuesday, with forecasts of further warm weather, with temperature set to hit 33 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and mid-to high 20s for the remainder of the week, but with no further forecast of rain.

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Cars negotiate a pool of water in Parklands Cape Town after a downpour drenched parts of the drought-strickent city on Tuesday. Photo: Cindy Waxa/ANA Photo

 

 

BLUEDOWNS HINDLE ROAD. pic Ayanda Ndamane/African News Agency/ANA

 

 

Cape Town – 180213 – The Cape Town CBD experienced a light rain in the late afternoon. Every bit of rain helps as Cape Town experiences it’s worst drought in over 100 years. The City announced level 6B water restrictions are in place as of February 1st, which limits each person to 50L per day. Picture: David Ritchie/African News Agency/ANA

 

Click page 2 below for more spectacular pics of the brief CT downpour…

Author: ANA Newswire