Cape Town sees 80mm of rain in places after first winter cold front

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After last night’s cold front which brought wet and windy weather to Cape Town, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued an update detailing the 24 hour rainfall figures recorded at stations across the Western Cape.

Atlantis saw 14mm of rain, Cape Point 27mm, Jonkershoek 53mm and Franschhoek 33mm. Grabouw, Strand and Villiersdorp all recorded more than 40mm of rain.

Kirstenbosch saw 86mm of precipitation fall within the last 24 hours.

“Capetonians and the surrounding regions must be very happy with the first proper of 2019 that brought good amount of rainfall,” SAWS tweeted on Monday.

While Cape Town’s city centre is below blue skies, the rest of the Western Cape is now bracing itself for the first real cold front of the winter months.

Feature image: A rainbow over Cape Town after a rainstorm in 2018, by Andy Walker/Memeburn

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