Cape Town – With dam levels in the Western Cape devastatingly low, Cape Town residents have expressed their happiness at Wednesday morning’s rainfall.

According to the South African Weather Service, 5mm of rain had fallen by 8am on Wednesday morning.

Rainfall of 3mm is also predicted for Saturday.

As of Monday dam levels in the Western Cape had dropped to 30%, with only 105 days of usable water left if people in Cape Town continue to consume water at the current rate. With the last 10% of a dam’s water mostly not being usable, dam levels are effectively at about 20%.

However, consumption has continued to decline and is now at 751 million litres a day – 51 million litres above the collective usage target of 700 million litres a day.

But on Wednesday morning it seemed that the rain dances and prayers for rain had worked.

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