Rain and storm for Cpt

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Temps starting to crank up. 30 predicted for Saturday and 28 for Sunday. Seems Winter, like Elvis, has well and truly left the building.
More rain in the middle of next week (Wed 11th). It takes a very long time to make the transition from winter to summer in Cape Town. Its not that pleasant when the South Easter starts...
 

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More rain in the middle of next week (Wed 11th). It takes a very long time to make the transition from winter to summer in Cape Town. Its not that pleasant when the South Easter starts...
i remember 5 or 6 yrs ago it flooded here in Somerset West in November, it took out a good portion of the Medi City Hospital, Main Rd was underwater and some peoples cars drowned !!!! So anything is still possible with the rain this year :)
 

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i remember 5 or 6 yrs ago it flooded here in Somerset West in November, it took out a good portion of the Medi City Hospital, Main Rd was underwater and some peoples cars drowned !!!! So anything is still possible with the rain this year :)
*Mediclinic, no such thing as a medi city
 

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i remember 5 or 6 yrs ago it flooded here in Somerset West in November, it took out a good portion of the Medi City Hospital, Main Rd was underwater and some peoples cars drowned !!!! So anything is still possible with the rain this year :)
You know you've lived in Somerset West for a long time if you still call it Medi City :thumbsup:
 

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A moderate intensity cold front will brush the SW-Cape tomorrow (Thurs 12th), bringing some rain, and sharply lower temperatures (light snow is likely over the mountains).

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The various weather models sure differ in their interpretation of what is going to be happening this weekend. SAWS is indicating flash floods, and heavy rain. The pictures above say the front is just going to brush the cape, yet other pictures showing the front penetrating far into the Karoo.
Snow predicted by some models even as far as Carlton Heights in the Eastern Cape.
 

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Been raining hard in Stellies sine 7am this morning. Started to rain around 3am'ish, but coming down in buckets.
 

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Well it is stretching pretty far north :)

I reckon the weekend will be clear, unless a second front makes landfall

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Well it is stretching pretty far north :)

I reckon the weekend will be clear, unless a second front makes landfall
Most of the cloud you see on that image is cirrus, which is high altitude, and does not produce rain.

The weekend will be clear, I have no idea where @Geoff.D got that information from...
 

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Most of the cloud you see on that image is cirrus, which is high altitude, and does not produce rain.

The weekend will be clear, I have no idea where @Geoff.D got that information from...
Although it may be cirrus - it is still visually indicative of the front isn't it? :unsure:
 

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Very bad internet access here in the karoo. Any idea what the weather is going to do in the next few days please for WC and the peninsula
 

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Very bad internet access here in the karoo. Any idea what the weather is going to do in the next few days please for WC and the peninsula
Weak cold-fronts today and tomorrow (Fri 20th and Sat 21st). Otherwise dry, and slowly warming up next week.

Some rain and rather cold for the Eastern Cape over the weekend (Sun 22nd).
 
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