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Some good rainfall recorded over Eastern Cape last night

Jan 8, 2020
Some good rainfall recorded over Eastern Cape last night

Port Elizabeth - Some welcome rain was recorded over the Eastern Cape on Tuesday night.

"The most welcome figures were recorded were recorded in the Adelaide Fort Beaufort are where 70 mm was recorded, Graaf Reinet which received 26 mm and Grahamstown with 40 mm," said Garth Sampson, SA Weather Service Client Liaison Officer (Eastern Cape Region).

"Even the areas around Kliplaat received 23 mm and the Darlington Dam recording 41 mm.

"The Port Elizabeth region recorded between 10 and 20 mm over the last 48 hours."

Samson said that the catchment areas were not so lucky with only 4 mm at Joubertina, * at Kareedouw and 17 at Patensie.

"The outlook is for some more scattered thunderstorms over the entire province this afternoon and some possible good falls and even flooding in the Graaf Reinet area," he described.

"Flooding is expected in places over the Eastern Half of the province.

"It will clear from the west later.

"We must not that although this rain is most welcome it does little to alleviate our drought situation and the public MUST continue to use water sparingly." 

Station Names

7

8

Total

Nelson Mandela Bay

 

 

 

AWOS

Port Elizabeth Airport

1.0

11.4

12.4

ARS

3rd Ave Dip

1.8

12.6

14.4

ARS

Blue Horizon Bay

4.2

5.4

9.6

ARS

Chatty

0.6

20.0

20.6

AWS

Coega

0.6

14.2

14.8

AWSH

Fettes Road

0.6

12.6

13.2

ARS

Flower Reserve

4.6

5.2

9.8

AWSH

Motherwell

*

*

0.0

ARS

Riverstone Bridge

2.2

7.6

9.8

ARS

St Albans

*

7.4

7.4

AWS

Uitenhage

3.0

12.0

15.0

MAN

Woodridge

*

*

0.0

Catchment

 

 

0.0

AWS

Joubertina

0.2

4.2

4.4

ARS

Kareedouw

2.0

5.8

7.8

Man

Kareedouw

2.0

6.0

8.0

Man

Kouga Dam

*

13.0

13.0

AWS

Patensie

3.4

13.4

16.8

Man

 

 

 

 

Other Towns

 

 

 

AWS

Addo

NIL

26.8

26.8

AWS

Bisho/KWT

1.4

42.2

43.6

AWS

Cape St Francis

0.4

4.2

4.6

AWS

Cradock

NIL

16.0

16.0

AWS

East London

0.8

25.0

25.8

AWS

Fort Beaufort

NIL

70.2

70.2

AWS

George

1.2

1.8

3.0

AWS

Graaff Reinet

NIL

26.0

26.0

AWS

Grahamstown

NIL

40.2

40.2

AWS

Henry`s Flats

NIL

25.8

25.8

AWS

Joubertina

0.2

4.2

4.4

AWS

Mossel Bay

0.2

0.6

0.8

AWS

Mthatha

2.6

1.2

3.8

AWS

Plettenberg bay

1.0

1.8

2.8

AWS

Port Alfred

NIL

*

0.0

AWS

Queenstown

NIL

8.0

8.0

 

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