Cape Town – The Mother City is basking in sunshine on Friday after a couple of cold fronts brought heavy rain and icy conditions to the Western Cape this week – but a severe cold front and icy temperatures await from Monday.
With the average capacity of Cape Town's dams being more than 70% full (from 64.1% on Monday) after last night's downpour, there is much to rejoice after the dreaded days of Day Zero. For the first time in years, the Western Cape's dams are even fuller than those of Gauteng.
There was also much elation at the Matroosberg Private Nature Reserve, 35km outside Ceres, for example, at the sight and sensation of thick snow.
On Saturday, cool, sunny weather is expected over much of the Western Cape, with a maximum temperature of 23 degrees Celsius and 19°C in Cape Town. Mist can be expected in the morning in Cape Town, Paarl, Malmesbury, Grabouw and Cape Agulhas.
On Sunday, sunnier weather is expected over the Western Cape, with maximum temperatures under 25°C and a north-westerly wind of up to 20km/h.