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Some good rains recorded across Eastern and Southern Cape

May 25, 2018
Some good rains recorded across Eastern and Southern Cape

Stormsriver, Cape St Francis, Mossel Bay and Plettenberg Bay received much of the rain that fell in the Eastern and Southern Cape overnight.

According to the Port Elizabeth office of the South African Weather Service, over 27mm of rain fell in Stormsriver, while Cape St Francis, Mossel Bay and Plettenberg Bay recorded rain above 10mm.

"Some long overdue and welcome showers passed over our coastal belt and adjacent interior," described Garth Sampson, Client Liaison Officer for the Eastern Cape.

He said that at 8am on Friday morning, the following figures were recorded: 

  • Port Elizabeth Airport                     7 mm
  • Shark Rock Pier                                 6 mm
  • Uitenhage                                           5 mm
  • Coega                                                   1 mm
  • Addo                                                     1 mm
  • Plettenberg bay                               11 mm
  • Cp St Francis                                       12 mm
  • Stormsriver                                      27 mm
  • Mossel Bay                                         11 mm
  • George                                                 6 mm


  • Kareedouw                                        4 mm
  • Patensie                                              7 mm
  • Willowmore                                       3 mm

"Some more showers are expected through the course of the day," he said.