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Some good rains across Eastern Cape, cold temps and snow in places

May 27, 2020
Some good rains across Eastern Cape, cold temps and snow in places

Port Elizabeth - Some nice rain fell over the last 48 hours over most of the Eastern Cape, the Port Elizabeth office of the South African Weather Service said on Wednesday.

"The Nelson Mandela Bay received between 57 mm at the Airport and 82 mm at 3rd Avenue Dip," said Garth Sampson, South African Weather Service Client Liaison Officer for the Eastern Cape.

"The Langkloof catchment had between 36 mm at Joubertina and 69 mm at Kareedouw.

"Snow has been reported on the mountains around Graaf Reinette and Barkley East and along the escarpment up to Maclear.

"Reports of snow were also received from Hogsback, the Tsitsikama, Kouga and Swartberg Mountains."

 

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Sampson said that notable minimum temperatures were:

  • Barkley East and Aliwal North at -4°C
  • Buffelsfontein/Molteno -5°C
  • Graaf Reinett -3°C.

"Jamestown had a minimum of -0.4°C and a maximum of -0.2°C on Tuesday," he added.

"Port Elizabeth recorded the coldest maximum for the year at 12°C on the same day." 

Sampson said that conditions will clear later with another system passing along the coastal areas on Friday

"Although the falls were most welcome they will do little to alleviate our water crisis so PLEASE continue to use water sparingly."

Station Names

26

27

Total

Nelson Mandela Bay

 

 

 

AWOS

Port Elizabeth Airport

12.4

44.6

57.0

ARS

3rd Ave Dip

21.8

60.2

82.0

ARS

Blue Horizon Bay

9.8

38.6

48.4

ARS

Chetty

6.6

38.2

44.8

AWS

Coega

0.6

13.6

14.2

AWSH

Fettes Road

15.6

49.2

64.8

ARS

Flower Reserve

16.8

47.0

63.8

AWSH

Motherwell

*

*

0.0

ARS

Riverstone Bridge

12.2

45.0

57.2

ARS

St Albans

12.2

48.4

60.6

AWS

Uitenhage

0.8

5.6

6.4

MAN

Woodridge

11.9

34.5

46.4

Catchment

 

 

 

AWS

Joubertina

21.0

15.0

36.0

ARS

Kareedouw

15.6

32.6

48.2

Man

Kareedouw

25.0

44.0

69.0

Man

Kouga Dam

8.0

*

8.0

AWS

Patensie

14.2

12.6

26.8

 

 

 

 

 

Other Towns

 

 

 

AWS

Addo

0.6

1.2

1.8

AWS

Bisho/KWT

1.8

NIL

1.8

AWS

Cape St Francis

21.6

34.0

55.6

AWS

Cradock

NIL

0.4

0.4

AWS

East London

NIL

0.2

0.2

AWS

Fort Beaufort

0.8

NIL

0.8

AWS

George

11.3

7.0

18.3

AWS

Graaff Reinet

NIL

1.2

1.2

AWS

Grahamstown

1.4

1.4

2.8

AWS

Henry`s Flats

NIL

0.2

0.2

 

Joubertina

21.0

15.0

36.0

 

Mossel Bay

17.8

7.4

25.2

AWS

Mthatha

NIL

NIL

0.0

AWS

Plettenberg bay

27.6

22.2

49.8

AWS

Port Alfred

NIL

6.6

6.6

AWS

Queenstown

NIL

NIL

0.0

 

Images from Hogsback and Dordrecht in the Eastern Cape. Courtesy Storm Report SA.

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