Cape Town's 2018 winter has been full of surprises - see Twitter images below
The last few days in Cape Town has us in a summer vibe! It's currently mid-winter yet everybody is flocking to the beaches, hiking on Table Mountain and pulling their shorts and dresses out from the dark corners of their closets. While everybody is soaking up the sun as much as they can while it lasts, it raises concern for others due to the ongoing drought in Cape Town and water crisis.
Recent winters have been extremely dry and our dams have reached shockingly low water levels, resulting in Level 6 Water Restrictions for people in Cape Town. It took a toll on most Capetonians but when this year's winter season commenced, there was high hope. We experienced higher levels of rainfall than what we've seen in a while, as well as cold fronts bringing in snow, hail and icy temperatures. Our dams were soon filling up quickly. Yay! The 'normal' Cape Town winter was back in the game.
Or so we thought.. This past weekend has reached temperatures of up to 26°C with sunny skies. While we shouldn't ignore the ongoing drought issue, it was great to see people basking in the sunlight and getting back outdoors - after all, Cape Town's outdoors are world-class!
We took to Twitter to see how everybody was taking advantage of the lovely weather in Cape Town while it lasted and we just had to share them with you
Sometimes Cape Town is so pretty it doesn't feel real. The past few days of summer weather in the heart of winter have been such a treat.#capetown #capetownsouthafrica #capetownlife… https://t.co/0uOQhxzAEk— quantumfluctuations (@M_of_starlight) July 23, 2018
How my day started and ended. I am in Cape Town all week for meetings and some office work, but you can’t complain with sunrises and sunsets like this! (And unseasonably warm weather doesn’t hurt either) pic.twitter.com/0kvn3OLE9y— Jo Taylor (@TigerBushCat) July 22, 2018
I decided to get out the house today👐🏽 S/o to Cape Town for coming through with some decent weather 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/Lh49EB2a3R— Ty (@tyron248) July 21, 2018
It's the middle of winter in Cape Town and I'm sitting here in a tank top and nothing else. And I get cold easily. Weird— Lauren (@LaurenH_ZA) July 22, 2018
26 degrees in Winter. I don't think Cape Town knows how El Nino works. pic.twitter.com/UxEGmmNraM— julia imbruglia (@juliahsings) July 22, 2018