Will WC get winter rain? Weather SA says possibility of 'above-normal rainfall'

There's a 50% to 60% chance of 'above-normal rainfall' over the early winter period in the Western Cape.

This week, Weather SA released their Seasonal Climate Watch for the period ending July 2018.

According to Weather SA, early winter (May-June-July) sees the rainfall pick up in the far south western parts of the country.

It's said that there is also an indication of above-normal rainfall for these parts.

However, Weather SA says future forecasts should be monitored to determine if there is a consistency in the above-normal forecasts.

Weather SA's Cobus Olivier explains that forecasting skill levels remain relatively low for the south-western parts of the country.

The forecasting in those areas is sort of skirting the boundaries of useful, marginal skill level. It will be more correct than not.

Cobus Olivier, Prediction Research Scientist at Weather SA

It's hovering around 50 to 60% chance to be 'above-normal'.

Cobus Olivier, Prediction Research Scientist at Weather SA

Take a listen to him explain:


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