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Heavy rains expected along Eastern Cape coastal region

OCTOBER 1, 2015
Heavy rains expected along Eastern Cape coastal region

The South African Weather Services on Thursday morning issued a weather watch for heavy rain along the coastal regions of the Eastern Cape from the Sunshine Coast to the Wild Coast.

According to the SA Weather Services, heavy rain is expected in Port Alfred, Peddie, East London, Komga, Butterworth, Libode, Lusikisiki, Mthatha and Port Edward.

Heavy rains were experienced in the Southern Cape up to around Port Elizabeth yesterday resulting in a warning for flash flooding was for the Kou Kamma, Kouga and Baviaans local municipalities.

Residents are advised to listen to the radio or visit www.weathersa.co.za for the latest forecasts and warnings.

It is advisable to seek shelter in a sturdy building and to park cars away from old trees that may fall over. Those living in low-lying areas are also advised to seek refuge on high ground in the event of flooding.

Rainfall measured 08h00 01 October 2015                       

Port Elizabeth                                   

Airport                                                  19

Coega                                                   15

Blue Horizon Bay                              39

Elands River                                       

Flower Reserve                                53

Riverstone Bridge                            27

PE Chatty Fire Station                     17

St Albans Prison                               

Third Avenue Dip                             25

Fettes Rd                                             20

Motherwell                                        18

Uitenhage                                           24                         

East London                                       21

Bisho                                                     21

George                                                 59

Plettenberg Bay                                  41

Mossel Bay                                         32                

Mthatha                                              8                            

Port Alfred                                          68

Graaf Reinett                                     14

Cradock                                                2

Grahamstown                                   14

Somerset East                                   10

Addo                                                   11

Bedford (Kriegers Kraal)                  4


Elliot                                                   3

Queenstown                                       6

Barkley East                                        nil



NMMM Dams Catchment                           

Joubertina                                          37

Patensie                                              56

Kareedouw                                        37

Kouga                                                 31


Outlook for weekend

Generally improving situation. Starting to clear from west today and fine conditions over weekend