Some rain relief for drought-hit Cape Town

File: Extreme weather conditions are expected to hit the central and eastern parts of the country at the weekend.

File: Extreme weather conditions are expected to hit the central and eastern parts of the country at the weekend.

 
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File: Extreme weather conditions are expected to hit the central and eastern parts of the country at the weekend.

File: Extreme weather conditions are expected to hit the central and eastern parts of the country at the weekend.

 
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CAPE TOWN - A cold front will make landfall in Cape Town on Friday night with most of the rain expected around midnight.

Models are indicating between 5 and 10mm of rain in the city with up to 20mm in the mountainous regions.

Although the bulk of the rain will be overnight, light rain can still occur on Saturday morning, especially in the Overberg district.

"A front of this size and nature is not the answer to the water crisis," said eNCA meteorologist Anika de Beer.

"It will, however, provide respite from the heat, reduce evaporation and allow for rainwater collection in tanks."

February is the driest and hottest month in Cape Town and the temperatures will recover quickly after this front.

Sunday will be sunny and warm and Capetonians can expect a hot start to the new week.

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Afternoon temperatures will be in the lower 30s from Monday to Wednesday.

Overall it will be a busy weekend as far as weather is concerned.

The Eastern Cape will be cloudy and wet on Saturday, and these conditions will spread to KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday.

Stormy weather is also on the cards for central South Africa with isolated to scattered thunderstorms in the Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State, and North West.

Afternoon thunderstorms are also likely in Gauteng on Saturday.