Current weather conditions expected to clear up by lunch time

JULY 31, 2015

Garth Sampson, SA Weather Services Spokesman for the Eastern Cape, on Friday morning said the current weather conditions are expected to start clearing by lunch time.

This is after an intense frontal system moved through the Eastern Cape from Thursday afternoon - resulting in strong winds, rain and snowfall overnight.

Sampson on Thursday said that the outlook for the weekend is generally SUNNY.

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"The latest long term forecast shows a strengthening El Nino signature," Sampson also said.

"This means that generally rainfall should be below the norm for the rest of the year, peaking in December. Thus, although receiving good rains this winter, the outlook for the summer season does not look promising."

Use water sparingly

"With less cloud, night temperatures will be cooler than the norm," Sampson said.

Below are the latest rainfall figures up to 08h00 Friday morning;

 

 

31/07

Port Elizabeth          

 

 

Airport

 

1.2

Coega                    

 

nil

Blue Horizon Bay          

 

0.6

Elands River              

 

4.4

Flower Reserve            

 

3

Riverstone Bridge         

 

3.2

PE Chatty Fire Station    

 

nil

St Albans Prison          

 

nil

Third Avenue Dip          

 

1.2

Fettes Rd                 

 

3

 

 

 

Uitenhage                 

 

1

 

 

 

East London                

 

0.4

Bisho                      

 

9.8

 

 

 

Garden Route

 

 

George           

 

6.3

Plettenberg Bay   

 

13.2

Mossel Bay         

 

2.4

 

 

 

Mthatha 

 

2.5

 

 

 

Port Alfred 

 

1.4

Graaf Reinett

 

5

Cradock       

 

1.4

Grahamstown     

 

4.6

Somerset East    

 

1.8

Addo              

 

3.4

Bedford (Kriegers Kraal)

 

38

Steytlerville           

 

Nil

Elliot                   

 

3.4

Queenstown                

 

1.2

Barkley East               

 

0.2

Buffelsfontein

 

0.8

 

 

 

NMMM Dams Catchment

 

 

Joubertina               

 

3

Patensie                

 

1.6

Kareedouw                

 

2.6

Kouga                    

 

3

 

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