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69mm of rain fell on Port Elizabeth over the weekend

Aug 7, 2017
69mm of rain fell on Port Elizabeth over the weekend

Port Elizabeth seems to have received much of the rain that was brought on by a passing cold front over the past weekend. According to the Port Elizabeth office of the South African Weather Service, 69mm of rain fell on the city.

However, the rain eluded most parts of the Eastern Cape.

Total Rainfall over the weekend (ending 08h00 Monday 07/08/2017)

  • Mthatha                              Nil
  • East London                       Drops
  • Plettenberg Bay               19 mm
  • George                               8 mm

Catchment area

  • Kareedouw                        34 mm
  • Joubertina                          9 mm
  • Kouga Dam                       10 mm
  • Uitenhage                          15 mm

"Although no rain is forecast for Port Elizabeth and its main catchment areas for the week ahead, there is a possibility of follow up rains expected over the coming weekend," said Garth Sampson, Client Liaison Officer for the Eastern Cape at the South African Weather Service.

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