rainfall western cape monday 24 january

Rainfall in the Western Cape, Monday 24 January – Photo: Ventusky

Relief for the Western Cape? Rainfall set to hit the province on Monday

The heavens will be opening across the Western Cape on Monday – but not everywhere will be lucky enough to receive this rainfall.

rainfall western cape monday 24 january

Rainfall in the Western Cape, Monday 24 January – Photo: Ventusky

Parts of the Western Cape will get a much welcome break from the stifling heat and dry conditions that have lingered over the province for the last two weeks – as rainfall has been forecast for Monday 24 January.

Western Cape weather forecast for Monday 24 January

Now, the coverage of these downpours isn’t comprehensive, and only select regions will encounter any rain tomorrow. But cooler temperatures are set to spread across the Western Cape on Monday morning.

Some experts have already declared Saturday 22 January as the hottest day on record in the Mother City, and Sunday will also see temperatures surpass the 40C mark. This heatwave has been a punishing one for the locals.

Rainfall forecast ‘a relief’ after heatwave

The City of Cape Town and its municipal districts aren’t likely to see more than a drop of rain on Monday, but it’s good news for those who are based inland. The Garden Route, Ladismith, Prince Albert, and Worcester are all set to receive a few millimetres of the wet stuff – and after this weekend, even a small storm presents itself as a makeshift oasis.

Maijtiesfontein and Laingsburg are forecast to receive the lion’s share of the rainfall, with 5-10mm set to fall here within the next 24 to 36 hours. Touwsrivier and De Doorns are also on course for a substantial smattering.

When will it rain in the Western Cape?

Light drizzle will initially make landfall in isolated areas on Monday morning. By midday, those showers intensify slightly, and this clash with the hot air is likely to bring multiple thunderstorms to the Western Cape.

The rainfall is predicted to peak around 15:00, spanning from Worcester to Beaufort West. The deluge of rain is expected to cross provincial borders into the Northern Cape too, with Sutherland and Calvinia set for a dousing.

Rainfall will start to accumulate over central and eastern parts of the Western Cape, on the afternoon of Monday 24 January – Photo: Ventusky