Water Cascades Down Table Mountain as Good Rains Finally Fall in Western Cape, South Africa

Excited Capetonians reported viewing five waterfalls on Table Mountain today as a good downpour was finally received.

Source: Reenval in SA group, Photo by Anthony McGowan

As predicted by the South African Weather Service (SAWS), heavy rain fell on Thursday in the Western Cape, bringing much needed water to the region which has become famous worldwide for its dire drought, the longest in Cape Town’s recorded history.

Here’s a collection of some of the rain (and thunder) experienced today:

Lovely rain over Saldanha Bay, West Coast!

Posted by Storm Report SA on Thursday, May 24, 2018

Aldus Smith – Groot wintershoek about 4 hrs ago

Posted by Storm Report SA on Thursday, May 24, 2018

Aldus Smith – N1 just before Hugenote tunnel Tons of water Counted up to 12 strong flowing falls 🙌🏻❤️

Posted by Storm Report SA on Thursday, May 24, 2018

Habib Usofi – Beautiful rain in paarl

Posted by Storm Report SA on Thursday, May 24, 2018

Posted by Elsa van Heerden on Thursday, May 24, 2018

Eersterivier: Stellenbosch. Heerlike reën gehad van Maandag af: 32mm .

Posted by Hennie Dippenaar on Thursday, May 24, 2018

City of Cape Town dam levels today at midday, compared to yesterday. Source: ReenvalSA

UPDATE: Warning of heavy rain and flooding expected in Cape Town on Monday 28 May 2018