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    Umbrellas on standby: Here’s how much rain will hit Cape Town this weekend

    The Cape Town weather forecast is another wet and miserable one for the weekend ahead. More rain is set to last the south-west, following a month where heavy downpours and localised flooding characterised the unsettled winter conditions.

    How much rain will fall in Cape Town this weekend?

    Intermittent showers will take place across the Cape Town Municipality, spreading out towards the Winelands District and parts of Overstrand. The grey clouds will linger for the next 72 hours or so, bringing a steady amount of rain to the region – but is this good news for the dam-watchers?

    The jury remains out on that one. Although the Steenbras dams near Grabouw are on course for above 10mm of the wet stuff, Berg River and Theewaterskloof will only receive a few millimetres… if that.

    Cape Town itself will be one of the more rain-affected areas this weekend, with somewhere between 25mm – 30mm forecast to fall in the City Bowl and its surrounding areas. Similar totals will be recorded in the Cape Peninsula and around False Bay.

    Betty’s Bay, and regions near Ceres are also on course for totals above 30mm.

    LOOK: Rain accumulation totals for Cape Town

    However, a drive up the N1 is likely to take you to where most of the rain is falling: Paarl is currently projected to get a good dousing of 35mm – 40mm. However, Stellenbosch looks set for the highest rain total, and forecasters are giving out 40mm – 45mm for the municipality.

    A cumulative rain forecast shows how much is projected to make landfall over the next 72 hours Photo: Ventusky

    Latest weather warnings

    According to the weather service, strong to gale force (44 to 65 km/h) north westerly to westerly winds with gusts up to 75 km/h are expected across the Northern Cape and Western Cape coastlines on Saturday and Sunday.

    The wind, which is associated with an approaching cold front, is expected to subside by the evening. Meanwhile, large waves – between 4.5 to 6 metres – are expected in the same area. A Level 2 weather warning has been issued.

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