Thunderstorms in parts of ECape, outlook promising for other parts
Some welcome thunderstorms moved in though the eastern half of the Eastern Cape on Monday and the rain outlook is promising for most of the province, the South African Weather Services office in Port Elizabeth said.
According to Garth Sampson, SA Weather Services Client Liaison Officer for the Eastern Cape, some noteworthy figures measured at 08h00 on Tuesday morning are;
- Elliot 22 mm
- Barley East 20 mm
- Aliwal North 19 mm
- Jamestown 18 mm
- Buffelsfontein (Molteno) 17 mm
"Elsewhere in the country thunderstorms resulted in a little relief to the extremely dry areas of the Free State and elsewhere," he said.
"Most places received between 10 and 20 mm with isolated storms producing over 50 mm in places."
Some noteworthy figures measured at 08h00 on Tuesday morning
- Wepner 71 mm
- Pretoria between 23 mm at Irene to 61 mm at Pretoria University
- Wonderboom 47 mm
- Vereeniging 35 mm
- Gariep Dam 24 mm
- Fickburg 24 mm
- Bethlehem 22 mm
- Greytown 20 mm
- JHB Airpport 19 mm
- Kimberly 18mm
- Durban 17 mm
- Kroonstad 15 mm
- Welkom 15 mm
- Vryheid 14 mm
- Bloemfontein 12 mm
- Newcastle 11 mm
- Kokstad 9 mm
"This has not broken any drought conditions in any of the affected areas, as much more rain is required to alleviate the water shortage in these areas," Sampson said.
"The outlook is promising for MOST of the Eastern Cape.
"Thunderstorms are forecast each day for the rest of the week for the entire Eastern Cape interior.
"The only area where thunderstorms are not forecasted for is the southern coast and adjacent interior."
He similar conditions are also forecast for the central interior of South Africa.
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