The Cape Town Cycle Tour will go ahead on Sunday, organisers confirmed, but warned that riders should prepare for strong winds, with gusts expected to reach up to 50km/h.
And while the South Easter usually brings scorching weather,
the forecast for later on Sunday suggests that there might be some rain in Cape
Town’s future. While the worst of the Mother City’s drought is over – and
average overall levels still sit at over 52%, every bit helps.
Cape Town rain forecast for 10 March 2019
All major weather forecast services predict that Cape Town and, more importantly, the greater Western Cape region, will be splattered with a bit of drizzle on Sunday evening, continuing into Monday morning.
Accuweather.com warns of “breezy weather with showers”, with some rain forecast from around 20:00. The tepid drizzle will persist through the night and into the commuter morning on Monday – heads up for those who might get stuck in traffic.
Ventusky.com, meanwhile, is a bit less optimistic about rain in the central parts of the Mother City suggesting only a dusting from around 23:00.
Heavy rainfall possible over Western Cape dams
There is some good news, though. Forecast services suggest that persistent rainfall is possible over the Villierdorp region where the Western Cape’s biggest water source, the Theewaterskloof dam, is located.
Yr.co, meanwhile, suggests that the Villiersdopr region could be blessed with well over 10mm of rain across the next 48 hours, as show in the cover image of this article.
Garden Route and Overberg in for a battering
The coastal region of Mossel Bay and George, though, is likely to be hit the hardest, according to the Ventusky radar.
Warnings from South African weather service
In fact, the Overberg region and parts of the coast has been issued with a weather warning from the SAWS. Thunderstorms, heavy rain and possible flooding is all possible according to the warnings. That severe weather warning also included a warning for the Theewaterskloof region.
Possibility of hail and heavy downpours are expected in
places over the Central Karoo, Cape Winelands and the Garden Route Districts
(Western Cape) this afternoon into the evening (Saturday)
Localised urban flooding is expected over the western parts
of the Garden Route, and eastern parts of the Cape Wine Lands and Overberg
Districts tomorrow (Sunday) into Monday
An intense cut-off low is expected to affect the Western
Cape tomorrow (Sunday) into Monday. The public is advised that heavy rain and
flooding is expected over the Garden Route, Overberg District and Breede River