A strong cold front is expected over the Western Cape and Namakwa District of the Northern Cape toward the end of this week.
The weather service is reporting that strong to gale force, gusty north-westerly winds at a speed of 50-70 km/h are expected over the Western Cape and Namakwa District interior on Thursday and Friday.
Much needed heavy rain, leading to flooding, is also expected over the City of Cape Town, Cape Winelands, western parts of the Overberg and West Coast District on Thursday and extending into Friday.
This is good news for Cape Town as the city continues to experience water shortages due to drought.
The province's biggest dam, Theewaterskloof is currently at 20.8% compared to February where it was at 11.5% and authorities were forced to drill into the dam to extract the last 10% of its water.
WINDY CONDITIONS FOR THE CAPE: Strong to Gale force gusty north-westerly winds are expected to pick up overnight tonight (Wednesday 13 June) into tomorrow morning over the interior of the Western Cape and south coast. Wind speeds of 65-80km/h with gusts exceeding 90km/h expected. pic.twitter.com/9PrTvvQbKL— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) June 13, 2018
RAIN AND FLOODING FOR THE WESTERN CAPE! An intense cold front is expected to make landfall tomorrow (Thursday 14 June) morning bringing large amounts of rainfall to the western parts of the Western Cape with 25-40mm expected and over 50mm in the mountainous areas. Flooding is pos pic.twitter.com/iaw3lFOk5q— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) June 13, 2018
Cold front still on track. Expected to reach south-western Cape tomorrow. More to follow later today. pic.twitter.com/PVTXdimeFL— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) June 13, 2018
MEDIA RELEASE: Please be advised of the intense cold front resulting in wet and cold weather for the WC 14-15 June 2018 and Gauteng, FS + Mpu will be affected in max temp. Visit https://t.co/82W3dwn2P1 for full view of the document. Follow us for updates & Take care. @ReenvalSA pic.twitter.com/MNUGZqk2gS— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) June 12, 2018
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