As boring as it might seem, the weather has been a massive talking point for South Africans in 2017. And no, it’s not because 55-million of us are awkwardly engaging in small talk. With Cyclone Dineo passing over the country’s extreme north this week (social media had plenty to say about her), we also have Johannesburg and Cape Town on two extreme ends of the rainfall spectrum.
Although Johannesburg is a summer rainfall region, the city is experiencing quite a bit this week with the SA Weather Service issuing warnings of possible floods in Gauteng.
Cape Town, on the other hand, has just over 100 days of usable water left in its dams. The city’s dam levels are also the lowest they’ve been in three decades.
Johannesburg’s getting lots of rain today
Some just wish that Jozi’s rain would holiday down south.
Never thought I’d land in Joburg and be amazed by how green it is… Really emphasised how much Cape Town needs the rain
There’s no indication of when rain will fall in Cape Town. Long-term forecasts suggest that no rain is in sight for the rest of the month. Johannesburg might only get a break from the wet weather on Sunday.
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