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Thunderstorms, damaging winds and flooding expected in parts of the Eastern Cape

OCTOBER 15, 2015
Thunderstorms, damaging winds and flooding expected in parts of the Eastern Cape

The SA Weather office on Thursday morning warned of the possibility of severe thunderstorms, damaging winds and localised flooding in some parts of the Eastern Cape.

A warning for localised flooding was issued for the Koukamma and Joubertina regions, while a watch for localised urban flooding was issued for the Kouga region up to the Nelson Mandela Bay area.

A watch for damaging coastal winds was issued from the Ndlambe, Port Alfred area up to the Wild Coast.

The SA Weather Services office in Port Elizabeth said that the conditions would however clear by the weekend.

“Conditions will start to clear from the west from around lunch time, with fine conditions expected over the weekend,” said Garth Sampson, Client Liaison Officer for the SA Weather Services in the Eastern Cape.

A windy storm accompanied by thunder and lightning passed through the Nelson Mandela area early on Thursday morning, and resulted in a good amount of rainfall recorded.

See amatuer video below - courtesy of Port Elizabeth resident, ArenelM:

Rainfall measured 08h00 15 October 2015

Port Elizabeth

Airport                                  32 mm

Blue Horizon Bay              48 mm

Flower Reserve                 42 mm

3rd Ave Dip                          31 mm

Riverstone Bridge            26 mm

St Albans                             25 mm

Shark Rock Pier                 15 mm

Fettes Rd                             13 mm

Elands River                        8 mm

Chatty                                   7 mm

Uitenhage                           1 mm

Patensie                              26 mm

East London                       Nil

Mthatha                              10 mm

Elliot                                      15 mm

Barkley East                        22 mm

Cp st Francis                       13 mm

Storms River                      44 mm

George                                 25 mm

Mossel Bay                         7 mm