Cape Town - While most of South Africa can expect moderate to heavy rainfall on Monday, 22 January, drought-stricken Cape Town can only expect a 30% chance of isolated showers.
South African Weather Service (SAWS) says that on Monday a band of isolated showers and thundershowers is expected from the north-west and northern parts of SA to the western, central and eastern parts of the country. Rainfall will be scattered to widespread in the south-western and south-eastern interiors.
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While all of Western Cape is expecting rain on Monday, this rainfall will not make a difference to the severe water crisis affecting the province.
According to SAWS, the rain is brought on by an upper-air cut-off low that is expected to develop seawards, and although it normally brings heavy rain, this one is expected to be quite weak.
On Monday, a 30% chance of rain is expected in western parts of Western Cape, northern parts of Northern Cape and Free State, across all of North West and Gauteng, the extreme southern tip of Limpopo, over most of the western parts of Mpumalanga, and central KZN.
A 60% chance of rain is predicted over central Western Cape, southern parts of Northern Cape and Free State, across Lesotho, and western parts of KZN and Eastern Cape.
A further 80% chance of rain is expected across eastern parts of Western Cape - including the Garden Route - as well as the eastern half of Eastern Cape.
Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain
SAWS issued a watch for severe thunderstorms expected over the Western Cape in the central Karoo, Eden district and the eastern parts of the Overberg district.
Heavy rainfall is expected south of the escarpment in the eastern half of the Eastern Cape.
SAWS warns that extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the western parts of the North West on Monday.
Gale force winds
On Sunday night, 21 January, a watch has been issued for gale force easterly winds of 65km/h expected in places between Cape St Francis and Coega in Eastern Cape.