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Drought-stricken Makhanda receives most of Eastern Cape rain

Feb 6, 2020
Drought-stricken Makhanda receives most of Eastern Cape rain

Port Elizabeth - The Port Elizabeth office of the South African Weather Service on Thursday said that Makhanda received most of the rain that fell on the Eastern Cape on Wednesday evening.

"Although only 3 to 7 mm was measured over Port Elizabeth,  11 mm was recorded at Kouga Dam and Patensie," said Garth Sampson, the SA Weather Service's Client Liaison Officer for the Eastern Cape.

"The best figure for the last 2 days was the drought ravaged area of Grahamstown that  received a total of 47 mm.

"The rainy weather will continue until Saturday when it will start cleaning over the western areas of the province."

Station Names

5

6

Nelson Mandela Bay

 

 

AWOS

Port Elizabeth Airport

NIL

3.0

ARS

3rd Ave Dip

NIL

5.2

ARS

Blue Horizon Bay

NIL

6.4

ARS

Chatty

NIL

5.0

AWS

Coega

NIL

1.0

AWSH

Fettes Road

NIL

4.4

ARS

Flower Reserve

NIL

7.4

AWSH

Motherwell

NIL

*

ARS

Riverstone Bridge

NIL

4.0

ARS

St Albans

NIL

5.2

AWS

Uitenhage

NIL

2.0

MAN

Woodridge

NIL

7.0

Catchment

 

 

AWS

Joubertina

NIL

2.2

ARS

Kareedouw

NIL

2.8

Man

Kareedouw

NIL

4.0

Man

Kouga Dam

NIL

11.5

AWS

Patensie

NIL

10.8

Man

 

 

 

Other Towns

 

 

AWS

Addo

12.6

8.0

AWS

Bisho/KWT

NIL

0.6

AWS

Cape St Francis

NIL

4.6

AWS

Cradock

NIL

6.8

AWS

East London

NIL

NIL

AWS

Fort Beaufort

NIL

4.6

AWS

George

NIL

NIL

AWS

Graaff Reinet

6.4

9.2

AWS

Grahamstown

35.0

11.6

AWS

Henry`s Flats

NIL

*

AWS

Joubertina

NIL

2.2

AWS

Mossel Bay

NIL

2.8

AWS

Mthatha

NIL

0.6

AWS

Plettenberg bay

NIL

1.2

AWS

Port Alfred

NIL

10.2

AWS

Queenstown

12.0

2.4

 

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