Weather, Rainfall and Warnings




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

While most of the province and the country are having a bumper rainfall season, the NMBMM and surrounds is still in the grips of a drought 

January 2022 was in fact the second driest in 122 years (since 1900), with only 6 mm measured 

The previous record was at the start of the 80’s drought when a mere 5.5 mm was measured.  

The absolute terrible news is that the seasonal forecast (to be released in the next few days) shows BELOW normal rainfall for this region until July 

Saving water must be a priority for all at this stage

LATEST THREE DAY RAINFALL FIGURES AS PER SAWS

Station Names

3

4

5

Nelson Mandela Bay

 December 2022

 

 

AWOS

Port Elizabeth Airport

0.0

NIL

32.0

ARS

3rd Ave Dip

NIL

NIL

40.0

ARS

Chetty

NIL

NIL

23.6

AWS

Coega

NIL

NIL

27.2

ARS

Flower Reserve

NIL

NIL

33.6

ARS

St Albans

NIL

NIL

*

AWS

Uitenhage

NIL

NIL

16.0

MAN

Woodridge

*

NIL

32.8

Catchment

 

 

 

AWS

Joubertina

2.2

NIL

5.0

ARS

Kareedouw

NIL

NIL

14.4

Man

Kareedouw

NIL

NIL

16.5

Man

Kouga Dam

NIL

NIL

8.0

AWS

Patensie

NIL

NIL

6.8

 

 

 

 

 

Other Towns

 

 

 

AWS

Addo

NIL

NIL

9.4

AWS

Bisho/KWT

NIL

0.4

10.8

AWS

Cape St Francis

2.0

NIL

8.4

AWS

Cradock

NIL

NIL

NIL

AWS

East London

*

4.4

35.8

AWS

Fort Beaufort

NIL

NIL

13.0

AWS

George

*

NIL

NIL

AWS

Graaff Reinet

NIL

NIL

NIL

AWS

Grahamstown

NIL

NIL

11.8

AWS

Henry`s Flats

0.2

NIL

0.8

AWS

Joubertina

2.2

NIL

5.0

AWS

Mossel Bay

*

NIL

*

AWS

Mthatha

*

NIL

*

AWS

Plettenberg bay

4.8

NIL

0.6

AWS

Port Alfred

NIL

NIL

9.6

AWS

Queenstown

NIL

NIL

NIL



Saving water must be a priority for all at this stage

NMBMM Driest January on record

Position

Year

Rain (mm)

Position

1

1983

5.5

1

2

2022

6.0

2

3

1977

6.5

3

4

1904

6.9

4

5

2018

8.2

5

6

1957

9.3

6

7

2013

9.6

7

8

1926

9.7

8

9

1989

9.8

9

10

2009

9.8

10

 

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