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Heavy rain possible

According to the South African Weather Service’s (SAWS) duty Forecaster a steep upper trough is currently situated West of the country, this trough is expected to move over the Western parts of the country from Tuesday afternoon, 14 November 2017.

Rain and showers are expected to move in over the Southern Cape during this morning spreading northwards and Eastwards into the Western Cape interior towards the Tuesday afternoon, 14 November.

Rainfall amounts ranging between 10-20 mm can be expected across most of the Western Cape Province today (Tuesday) with 30-40 mm in places over the Southern Cape (Eden District).

Heavy rain (50mm and above of rain in a 24hr period) is likely mainly over the coastal areas as well as the mountainous regions of the Eden District.

Periods of heavier downpours of rain are expected over Eden District from this afternoon into Wednesday morning. Rainfall is expected to persist into Wednesday (but clearing along the West coast), with rainfall amounts of 5-10mm across most of the Province but clearing from the West.

A further 20-30 mm can still be expected in places over the Eden District. Rain persists for the eastern parts of the Province for Thursday morning, clearing from the afternoon.

- Gerhard Otto
Manager: Disaster Management


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