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Good rains recorded overnight in Eastern and Southern Cape - East London receives most the rain

Oct 3, 2018
Good rains recorded overnight in Eastern and Southern Cape - East London receives most the rain

There has been a good start to the month of October with some good rains recorded across the Eastern and Southern Cape overnight.

According to the Port Elizabeth office of the South African Weather Service, East London received much of the rain at 39.4mm followed by Joubertina at 32.8mm and Kareedouw at 18mm.

It's good news for residents of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and the Kouga Local Municipality as Joubertina and Kareedouw form part of their catchment areas.

At the end of September, the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality lifted Section 2C water restrictions following good rains that improved the Metro's dam levels.

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Executive Mayor, Mongameli Bobani, also suggested that his new administration had brought the rains.

Below is the full rainfall report recorded at 08:00 on Wednesday.

 

Station Names

1

2

3

Nelson Mandela Bay

 

 

 

AWOS

Port Elizabeth Airport

0.0

NIL

9.2

ARS

3rd Ave Dip

NIL

NIL

16.6

ARS

Blue Horizon Bay

NIL

NIL

3.0

AWSH

Chatty

0.6

NIL

5.6

AWS

Coega

NIL

NIL

4.0

AWSH

Fettes Road

NIL

NIL

8.8

ARS

Flower Reserve

NIL

NIL

*

AWSH

Motherwell

NIL

NIL

6.6

ARS

Riverstone Bridge

NIL

NIL

11.6

ARS

St Albans

NIL

NIL

8.8

AWS

Uitenhage

NIL

NIL

4.2

 

 

 

 

 

Catchment

 

 

 

AWS

Joubertina

NIL

NIL

32.8

Man

Kareedouw

NIL

NIL

18.0

Man

Kouga Dam

NIL

NIL

*

AWS

Patensie

NIL

NIL

0.2

Man

Swartkops

 

0.4

NIL

7.1

Man

 

 

 

 

Other Towns

 

 

 

AWS

Addo

NIL

NIL

3.8

AWS

Bisho/KWT

NIL

6.4

5.2

AWS

Cape St Francis

NIL

NIL

NIL

AWS

Cradock

NIL

10.4

0.2

AWS

East London

NIL

1.4

39.4

AWS

Fort Beaufort

NIL

3.4

NIL

AWS

George

NIL

0.2

13.0

AWS

Graaff Reinet

NIL

0.4

0.2

AWS

Grahamstown

NIL

NIL

12.0

AWS

Henry`s Flats

NIL

NIL

0.6

AWS

Joubertina

NIL

NIL

32.8

AWS

Mossel Bay

NIL

1.0

11.8

AWS

Mthatha

NIL

NIL

0.6

AWS

Plettenberg bay

NIL

NIL

10.2

AWS

Port Alfred

NIL

0.6

9.2

AWS

Queenstown

NIL

2.4

NIL

 

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