WATCH: Rain hits the dry Karoo, wet weekend ahead for most of SA

2018-01-26 19:08
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Cape Town - The residents of the Karoo could not be happier right now as much-needed rain has hit the central parts of south Africa. 

While a 30-80% chance of rain is expected across most of SA this weekend, the western parts of the country - including drought-stricken Cape Town - remain dry.

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The weekend is off to a wet start, with severe thundershowers continuing in places.

South African Weather Service (SAWS) issued a watch for severe thunderstorms expected in places over Eastern Cape on Friday evening, 26 January, continuing into Saturday over the north-eastern escarpment of the Eastern Cape.

UPDATE: See the full weekend weather report here

The following videos were shared to Facebook on Friday Afternoon, take a look.


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On Saturday, 80% chance of rain is expected over north-eastern parts of Eastern Cape as well as the Garden Route.

A 60% chance of showers is predicted over the rest of Eastern Cape, eastern parts of Western Cape and Northern Cape, all of North West, Free State, Lesotho, KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland and Gauteng, as well as most of southern parts of Mpumalanga and extreme southern edge of Limpopo.

A further 30% chance of rain is expected over central Western Cape, central and eastern parts of Northern Cape, as well as the rest of Limpopo and Mpumalanga.