rain cape town 25 and 26 april forecast

Cape Town weather forecast: Second cold front to hit on Wednesday 25 April

The Western Cape could get it’s second round of good rains when another cold front moves in late on Wednesday afternoon. The rain could persist into Thursday morning, bringing some much-needed replenishment for the drought-stricken region’s dams.

rain cape town 25 and 26 april forecast

Earlier this week, the first of two cold fronts to hit the Western Cape made landfall. That front wasn’t quite as intense as expected, but it still brought a fair chunk of rain.

A second front is on its way to the region and could make landfall by late afternoon on Wednesday, 25 April.

As ever, we’re keenly watching the Ventysky radar – and the forecast is looking good. According to this forecast, some light drizzle is expected to settle in from 17:00 on Wednesday afternoon on 25 April.

Storm Report SA also predicts that there could be some good rainfall ahead. On Facebook, they wrote:

Dark clouds will begin to build soon after mid-day with a strengthening north-west wind. Scattered rain will commence late in the afternoon, and will generally persist throughout the night, with probable thunderstorm development at sunrise tomorrow (Thursday), during which time the wind will remain north-westerly. 

The rain should diminish tomorrow to clear by late afternoon, when the wind will shift to westerly. The rain will not travel far inland, unlikely to reach further than about 250 km, and will have minimal affect on the southern areas. 

In the far west, it will become cold during the evening in the westerly wind, which is likely to carry light overnight showers for that region, but a strong dry northwester will blow down the western interior during the day.

This seems pretty much in line with the Ventusky Radar for Thursday morning.

When will it rain in Cape Town on 26 April 2018?

The above graphics show forecasts for 6:00 and 8:00 on Thursday, 26 April.

Thursday morning’s map shows a good amount of rain across the region, including in the catchment areas.

The South African Weather Service predicts about 10mm of rainfall with a probability of 80% for Wednesday and up to 30mm of rain with an 80% probability on Thursday.

Good news for the region’s dams! However, there’s still a long way to go before the they filled up – so remember to keep saving every single drop.