Higher winter temperatures expected in South Africa’s drought-stricken southwest


JOHANNESBURG, May 4 (Reuters) – South Africa’s
drought-stricken southwest, where the city of Cape Town is
situated, is expected to continue experiencing higher
temperatures, the weather service said on Friday.

The first winter downpour is expected to slightly replenish
reservoirs dried by the region’s worst drought in a century, a
dry spell that has scorched farms and hit tourism.

Higher-than-normal rainfall days for the winter are expected
but the weather service warned that may not mean greater
quantities of rain.
(Reporting by Tanisha Heiberg, editing by Larry King)