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Good rains recorded in Port Alfred, East London, PE, Plett and other areas

Nov 16, 2017
Good rains recorded in Port Alfred, East London, PE, Plett and other areas

Port Alfred, Port Elizabeth, East London and Plettenberg Bay have received much of the rain that fell on the Eastern and Southern Cape over the past two days. Port Alfred recorded 84mm of rain while East London recorded 75mm, the Third Avenue Dip, in Port Elizabeth, recorded 76mm, and Plett recorded 70mm.

According to the Port Elizabeth office of the South African Weather Service, the main catchment area for the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and the Kouga Local Municipality measured in excess of 50 mm over the last two days.

"We have reports from Gamtoos Water that 5 cubic meters per second of water is flowing into the Kouga Dam," said Garth Sampson, Client Liaison Officer for the Eastern Cape at the South African Weather Service. 

Here is the total rainfall up to 08h00 on Thursday morning.

Station Names

15 Nov-17

16 Nov-17

Total

Nelson Mandela Bay

 

 

 

AWOS

Port Elizabeth Airport

56.2

9.6

65.8

ARS

3rd Ave Dip

64.4

12.2

76.6

ARS

Blue Horizon Bay

44.8

5.4

50.2

AWSH

Chatty

*

*

0.0

AWS

Coega

40.2

5.6

45.8

AWSH

Fettes Road

48.2

9.2

57.4

ARS

Flower Reserve

61.4

7.4

68.8

ARS

Lovemore Heights

39.0

3.0

42.0

AWSH

Motherwell

*

*

0.0

ARS

Riverstone Bridge

42.8

10.0

52.8

ARS

St Albans

*

*

0.0

AWS

Uitenhage

40.6

9.8

50.4

 

 

 

 

 

Catchment

 

 

 

AWS

Joubertina

35.0

20.5

55.5

Man

Kareedouw

40.0

19.5

59.5

Man

Kouga Dam

27.5

*

27.5

AWS

Patensie

35.8

8.0

43.8

 

 

 

 

 

Other Towns

 

 

 

AWS

Addo

37.6

15.2

52.8

AWS

Bisho/KWT

17.0

29.4

46.4

AWS

Cape St Francis

*

*

0.0

AWS

Cradock

7.0

5.2

12.2

AWS

East London

38.6

36.6

75.2

AWS

Fort Beaufort

31.6

20.8

52.4

AWS

George

29.5

3.3

32.8

AWS

Graaff Reinet

10.6

13.0

23.6

AWS

Grahamstown

31.4

20.2

51.6

AWS

Henry`s Flats

4.6

6.6

11.2

AWS

Joubertina

35.0

*

35.0

AWS

Mossel Bay

40.8

17.2

58.0

AWS

Mthatha

5.4

14.8

20.2

AWS

Plettenberg bay

47.8

22.2

70.0

AWS

Port Alfred

60.6

23.4

84.0

AWS

Queenstown

*

28.0

28.0