No one in Cape Town is going to be singing ‘Rain, rain, go away” next week when a massive storm is set to hit the city which is currently experiences one of its worst droughts ever.
A forecaster has nicknamed the storm “Dik Wednesday” and it’s expected it will bring at least 80mm of rain to the dry area.
Steve Pike,a surf forecaster of Wavescape, said there’s two two storms on the way to SA. Pike said the first, smaller storm is a warm up to the mighty monster, which is set to hit Cape Town on Tuesday.
He said a huge storm and massive swells will it Cape Town on Tuesday evening and Wednesday, and forecasted heavy and consistent rain over a 24-hour period.
Storm Report SA also confirmed the prediction, saying it’s monitoring a strong cold front that is due to make landfall over the Western Cape by Wednesday next week. On it’s Facebook page, Storm Report SA said the cold front will bring rain to the Western Cape and Northern Cape.
It’s believed some areas will see about 80mm of rain. Most of the rainfall is expected over the south-western regions of the Western Cape, as well as the most western parts of the Northern Cape.
The highes peaks of the Western Cape can also expect a dusting of snowfall, with moderate to heavy falls over Matroosberg.
More rainfall is expected on Sunday, when the tail end of another cold front is set to hit the Western Cape.
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