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Cape Town weather: How much rain fell in the Mother City this week?

Monday was a huge success for the Western Cape. There’s more to come, too.

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The Cape Town weather has been the star performer in the battle to beat day zero over the last few weeks, as multiple cold fronts lashed the city with generous rains.

Some places in the region have already smashed the average monthly rainfall targets for May. Over the last few days, the downpours have even been kind enough to pay the ailing dams a visit.

The recent wet weather has propelled the local dam capacity to increase by 3%: In fact, that figure was shared before Monday’s biblical deluge. Over the last 24 hours, the storms have kicked into fifth gear.

How much rain fell in Cape Town on Monday 28 May?

Data shared by Africa Weather highlights just how vast and heavy the rainfall has been this week. The heaviest downpours tore their way through Ceres, whereas Kirstenbosch and Grabouw were grateful recipients of high-intensity precipitation.

Cape Town weather for May

Porterville and Wellington also enjoyed upwards of 30mm in just 24 hours. These areas are also forecast to benefit from Thursday and Friday’s heavier storms, too.

Cape Town and its surrounding areas enjoyed a good dousing of between 10 – 20mm, with more to come as May makes way for June.

The rain largely fell where it was needed, too. Clanwilliam was the grateful recipient of 12mm rainfall within a day, and the Steenbras dams are estimated to have taken on between 16 – 28mm too.

In our previous weather report, we also predicted that Theewaterskloof would enjoy more rain. Our data tells us that the Villiersdorp region experienced around 5mm. However, it would seem much more is coming by the week’s end.

  • Note: The average May rainfall for Cape Town is 70mm. All figures show rainfall in the last 24 hours.