Cape Town rejoices as rain falls on parched city

(CNN) — When it finally came, restaurant diners rushed outside mid-meal to see the deluge for themselves. Others grabbed buckets to collect precious water from gutters to be used for washing clothes.

The rain that fell on Cape Town Friday evening was cause for celebration in a drought-stricken city headed for “Day Zero” — the day when taps are expected to run dry.

Though whether the brief downpour was enough to delay “Day Zero” — set now for May 11 — remains to be seen.


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