Significant rainfalls recorded over most parts of the Eastern Cape

JULY 26, 2016

The cut-off low that moved over the country over the weekend and resulted in cold to very cold temperatures, disruptive snowfalls around the Drakensberg mountains area and windy conditions on Monday, also brought with it storms that dumped significant amounts of rain over many parts of the Eastern Cape, with 58mm of rain recorded in Port Alfred overnight.

According to the South African Weather Services office in Port Elizabeth, the rainfall measured as of 08h00 on 26 July 2016 was as follows;

Port Elizabeth and surrounds

  • Port Elizabeth (airport)  35 mm
  • St Albans                             30 mm
  • Lovemore Heights           31 mm
  • Chatty                                   25 mm
  • Riverstone                          32 mm
  • 3rd Ave Dip                          37 mm
  • Uitenhage                           25 mm
  • Coega                                   18 mm
  • Patensie                              14 mm
  • Addo                                     14 mm
  • Cradock                                6 mm
  • Somerset East                   13 mm
  • Ft Beaufort                         20 mm
  • Grahamstown                   54 mm

East London and surrounds

  • East London                       41 mm
  • Port Alfred                          58 mm
  • Queenstown                     29 mm
  • Dohne                                  45 mm

Garden Route

  • George                                 6 mm
  • Plettenberg Bay               6 mm

Mthatha and surrounds

  • Mthatha                              13 mm
  • Aliwal North                       45 mm
  • Barkley East                        52 mm
  • Eliot                                       25 mm
  • Jamestown                         42 mm

According to Garth Sampson, the SA Weather Services' Eastern Cape Client Liaison Officer, the weather forecast indicated a generally improving situation.