Heavy rains are expected to hit the Western Cape from Tuesday evening into Wednesday. Picture: Phando Jikelo/ANA Pictures

Cape Town - Heavy rain and localised flooding is expected along the coastal areas of the Eden District and eastern parts of the Overberg from Tuesday into Wednesday morning.

Rain and showers are expected to move in over the southern Cape from Tuesday morning spreading northwards and eastwards into the Western Cape interior towards the afternoon. Rainfall amounts ranging between 10-20 mm can be expected across most of the Western Cape for Tuesday with 30-40 mm in places over the southern Cape (Overberg and Eden District).

Heavy rains are expected to hit the Western Cape from Tuesday evening into Wednesday. Picture: Phando Jikelo/ANA Pictures

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 the 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.

Heavy rains are expected to hit the Western Cape from Tuesday evening into Wednesday. Picture: Phando Jikelo/ANA Pictures

With continuous rain for the southern Cape, and heavy downpours of rain at times, localized and flash flooding may occur in places over the Overberg and Eden Districts going into Wednesday. As a result of cold air moving over the Province, freezing levels may drop to the height of the mountain ranges, particularly over the Central Karoo.

Adapted from a press release

Cape Argus