- Cape Town received some much-needed rain on Monday and Tuesday evening
- Beautiful lightning storms hit the city on Tuesday evening
- Relieved residents of the city have reacted in amazing ways to the rain
By now pretty much everyone in the country (and a large portion of the world) knows about the crippling drought in Cape Town.
Even those residents of the city who, up until now had not saved water have joined the cause as water consumption dropped below the targeted level for only the second time since the crisis started.
Monday and Tuesday evening gave more cause for celebration, the city experienced some much-needed rain which was accompanied by some beautiful lighting shows.
Briefly.co.za looks at some of the most amazing reactions from relieved Capetonians to the rain and we bring you some of the best pictures of the Mother City’s skyline being lit up by stunning lighting storms.
This man stopped his car in rush-hour traffic to pray and be thankful for the rain which fell on Tuesday afternoon.
While the rain on Monday and Tuesday will have had little to no effect on the water-crisis in the sense of litres it has served to bring some cheer to Capetonians.
Lighting storms lit up the night-sky in Cape Town on Tuesday.
Residents will also be hoping the uncharacteristic (and some say Gauteng-like) thunderstorms are an early sign of a good rainy season.
Day-Zero has been pushed back to 4 June from 11 May, largely thanks to Capetonians heeding calls to save every possible drop of water but also because agricultural production has begun to taper off.
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