Good falls recorded across Eastern Cape - Mandela Bay dams fall to 85%

MARCH 8, 2016

The dry eastern parts of the Eastern Cape as well as several other parts of the province received some good rains on Monday, data released by the SA Weather Services shows.

"Some nice falls were recorded over the dry eastern half of the province," said Garth Sampson, Client Liaison Officer for the Eastern Cape at the South African Weather Service office in Port Elizabeth.

"Elsewhere, falls were generally under 50 mm."

However, Sampson warned; "Note the latest dam level readings for the Nelson Mandela Metro are at 85%. Use water sparingly." 

Overnight rain measured 08h00 08/03/2016

Port Elizabeth

  • Airport                                  26 mm
  • Flowe Reserve                  30 mm
  • Blue Horizon Bay              30 mm
  • Riverstoe                             21 mm
  • 3rd Ave Di                             24 mm
  • Coega                                   19 mm
  • Uitenhage                           22 mm
  • East London                       46 mm
  • Mthatha                              23 mm
  • Plettenberg Bay               25 mm
  • George                                 13 mm
  • Mossel Bay                         8 mm 
  • Patensie                              17mm
  • Port Alfred                          19 mm
  • Cradock                                11 mm
  • Fy Beaufort                        66 mm
  • Bisho                                     50 mm
  • Addo                                     21 mm
  • Queenstown                     55 mm
  • Somerset East                   20 mm
  • Dohne                                  56 mm