JOHANNESBURG – Cape Town woke up hopeful with a little relief on Saturday morning following overnight rain in the drought-hit city.
Around 8mm of rain was recorded in the city, Gauteng Weather reported.
“8mm of overnight rain recorded at our affiliate weather station in Cape Town,” the service said in a tweet.
Whether this will have any impact on DayZero remains to be seen.
-- 8mm of overnight rain recorded at our affiliate weather station in Cape Town!!! Whether catchment area rainfall had any impact on #DayZero should become clearer when dam levels are released on Monday. pic.twitter.com/IiIXRwzite— Gauteng Weather (@tWeatherSA) February 10, 2018
Earlier on Friday meteorologists had predicted a cold front with most of the rain expected around midnight.
Models were indicating between 5 and 10mm of rain in the city with up to 20mm in the mountainous catchment regions.
Capetonians took to Twitter with excitement when the drought stricken city saw the rain.
Good morning tweeplings— Mark Liverpool (@mhliverpool) February 10, 2018
It was so good to see and hear the rain ☔️☔️☔️ in #CapeTown last night. Keep ---------------- for more ☔️
Fab and Blessed Saturday all.
RAIN in Cape Town #drought - I’ll forever be aware of the value of rain . The smell, sound and feel of it ....joyful gratitude ----— Dr. Eve (@Dr_Eve) February 9, 2018
The sound or rain in Cape Town --— Khanyisa Tyoda (@Makhanyak) February 9, 2018
So this is what went down in Cape Town yesterday, we got some amazing rain! It’s all about harvesting! pic.twitter.com/aBHZvRCWxU— Brett Nattrass (@brettnattrass) February 10, 2018
Good morning from Cape Town at 6.20. Southwest, some cloud, 21 degrees. 10mm rain last night pic.twitter.com/gNjyZ2S9HN— Pamela Cooper (@pam_cooper) February 10, 2018