30% chance of showers predicted for Gauteng tonight

Forecasters also say they’re expecting about five millimetres rain on Saturday.

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JOHANNESBURG - The South African Weather Service says there's a 30 percent chance of rain in Gauteng this evening.

Forecasters also say they're expecting about five millimetres rain on Saturday, which is not nearly enough to assist with the current drought.

At the same time, the Department of Water and Sanitation has issued a notice to municipalities across the country to restrict the use of water because levels at dams have been affected by the El Nino weather pattern and are continuing to decrease.

The weather service's Jan Vermeulen said, "We expect a 30 percent chance of showers and thundershowers over the southern half of Gauteng tonight."

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