Higher winter temperatures for drought-hit Cape

File: South Africa’s drought-stricken southwest, where the city of Cape Town is situated, is expected to continue experiencing higher temperatures, the weather service said.

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa’s drought-stricken southwest, where the city of Cape Town is situated, is expected to continue experiencing higher winter temperatures, the weather service said on Friday.

The first winter downpour is expected to slightly replenish reservoirs dried by the region’s worst drought in a century, a dry spell that has scorched farms, hit tourism and affected locals.

READ: Drought-stricken Cape Town counts the cost

Higher-than-normal rainfall days for the winter are expected, the service said.

However, the SA Weather Service warned that higher-than-normal rainfall days did not necessarily mean greater quantities of rain.

Reuters

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