Significant rainfalls recorded over most parts of the Eastern Cape
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
- 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.
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