Weather, Rainfall and Warnings



Please note: The information and table below is provided by SAWS and updates are supplied only when significant rainfall occurs.

After a wonderful week of rainfall, next week looks completely dry in our neck of the woods (NMB and its catchments). The NMB area had a varied rainfall of between 2 mm at Uitenhage and 53 mm at 3rd Avenue Dip.

 

The good news is that the Langkloof (NMB main catchment) received between 35 mm at Joubertina and 55 mm at Avontuur. Unconfirmed reports were received of figures of as much as 143 mm at Krakeelrivier hoek.

 

Although we did not receive the magical 50 mm in 24 hours, there were good continuous falls. This will undoubtable cause run off towards the main storage dams. How much is the big question!

 

This will only be known tomorrow (Monday), when we receive the official figures, however, at a conservative estimate, it should be a good  few percent.  This will not alleviate our water crisis, but will give us a little breathing space.

 

As to the question which areas supply which dams?  Just EAST of Joubertina, including Kareedouw water goes to Churchill and Impofu.  From Joubertina  WEST up the Langkloof and into the Kouga Mountains flows to the Kouga Dam


Station Names

6

7

8

9

Total

Nelson Mandela Bay

 

 

 

 

 

AWOS

Port Elizabeth Airport

20.0

NIL

0.2

21.9

42.1

ARS

3rd Ave Dip

45.4

NIL

0.4

7.0

52.8

ARS

Blue Horizon Bay

*

*

*

*

*

ARS

Chetty

29.6

NIL

0.6

3.0

33.2

AWS

Coega

2.6

NIL

0.2

0.6

3.4

AWSH

Fettes Road

*

*

*

*

*

ARS

Flower Reserve

8.8

NIL

0.4

8.6

17.8

AWSH

Motherwell

*

*

*

*

*

ARS

Riverstone Bridge

*

*

*

*

*

ARS

St Albans

10.8

NIL

0.2

7.2

18.2

AWS

Uitenhage

0.8

0.2

NIL

0.6

1.6

MAN

Woodridge

8.5

NIL

1.6

5.8

15.9

Catchment

 

 

 

 

 

AWS

Joubertina

4.4

0.2

10.2

20.2

35.0

ARS

Kareedouw

30.0

NIL

2.8

10.0

42.8

Man

Kareedouw

69.0

NIL

3.6

*

72.6

Man

Kouga Dam

4.5

NIL

*

*

4.5

AWS

Patensie

3.2

NIL

0.2

3.0

6.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Towns

 

 

 

 

 

AWS

Addo

0.2

NIL

2.4

6.0

8.6

AWS

Bisho/KWT

2.6

0.4

7.2

17.4

27.6

AWS

Cape St Francis

71.2

NIL

0.6

4.8

76.6

AWS

Cradock

*

*

*

*

0.0

AWS

East London

1.8

0.2

7.2

7.2

16.4

AWS

Fort Beaufort

3.4

NIL

5.2

4.2

12.8

AWS

George

12.0

NIL

1.2

0.1

13.3

AWS

Graaff Reinet

2.8

NIL

`NIL

`NIL

2.8

AWS

Grahamstown

3.6

1.6

5.4

16.8

27.4

AWS

Henry`s Flats

NIL

4.2

3.2

1.4

8.8

AWS

Joubertina

4.4

NIL

10.2

20.2

34.8

AWS

Mossel Bay

7.2

3.8

8.0

NIL

19.0

AWS

Mthatha

0.2

NIL

0.4

5.2

5.8

AWS

Plettenberg bay

42.0

NIL

8.2

6.4

56.6

AWS

Port Alfred

0.4

0.4

1.4

2.8

5.0

AWS

Queenstown

5.4

2.6

4.0

NIL

12.0

 


 

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