Cape Town weather


Cape Town weather: Thunderstorms expected on Friday, 13 April

For the third week running, there is some much needed rain forecast for the Western Cape.

Cape Town weather


The rain-thirst Western Cape is set to have a bit of relief on Thursday evening, according to weather reports.

Rain has been a rare occurrence in the drought-stricken province, which has resulted in a water crisis which has seen restrictions being put in place to delay the dreaded “Day Zero“.

For the third consecutive week, some precipitation has again been forecast, with some thunderstorms expected to move into the west coast and parts of the Karoo, with even a shower likely to hit Cape Town.

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When will it rain in Cape Town?

According Accuweather, Thursday afternoon will be mostly sunny in the Mother City, but with a considerable cloud covering, while the temperature will drop on Friday – with early morning showers, that will halt until the early afternoon, with temperatures averaging in the high teens throughout the day.

The rain will clear up late in the afternoon around 17:00, and sunny conditions are expected for the rest of the weekend.

Water restrictions still apply

With “Day Zero” ruled out for 2018, and the autumn rains indicating that a wet winter may be looming, some may be tempted to slack up when it comes to saving water, but Cape Town’s water restrictions still.

The region is far from out of the woods, and the dams are nowhere near safe level. Saving every drop is still imperative.

Also read: Day zero remains a threat despite Easter rainfall in Cape Town