After some good rains, this week looks dry - Weather Office

After some good rains, this week looks dry - Weather Office

10 May 2021 11:21

After some good rainfall in the past week, this week looks completely dry for the Nelson Mandela Bay area and its catchment areas, the SA Weather Service's Gqeberha office said over the weekend. 

"The NMB area had a varied rainfall of between 2 mm at Uitenhage and 53 mm at 3rd Avenue Dip," said Garth Sampson, SA Weather Service Client Liaison Officer (Eastern Cape Region).

"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."

Sampson said that this will undoubtedly cause runoff towards the main storage dams.

"How much is the big question! This will only be known on Monday, when we receive the official figures, however, at a conservative estimate, it should be a good  few percent," he noted.

"However, 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."

 Rainfall figures

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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