When will it rain again?
According to an analysis of climate patterns in the region over the last 23 years, WeatherSpark suggests that winter rainfall in Cape Town begins around the 18th of April each year and lasts until the 30th of September. This is the crucial time of year during which our dams are filled and our aquifers recharged.
We're currently well clear of that window of opportunity, and every day that passes represents a decreased likelihood of further rain. That's true until the end of April, when the likelihood of rain becomes a stronger possibility once again. If we can keep the water supply afloat until then, we stand a chance of surviving another year.
The way things stand at the moment, our chances of making it to the next winter, and the next hopes of rain, are looking slim.