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

26

27

28

Total

Nelson Mandela Bay

 

 

 

 

AWOS

Port Elizabeth Airport

0.6

NIL

6.0

6.6

ARS

3rd Ave Dip

1.6

NIL

4.6

6.2

ARS

Chetty

1.6

NIL

4.4

6.0

AWS

Coega

1.0

NIL

1.2

2.2

ARS

Flower Reserve

5.6

0.2

6.8

12.6

ARS

St Albans

6.8

NIL

6.4

13.2

AWS

Uitenhage

*

*

*

0.0

MAN

Woodridge

5.5

0.0

6.2

11.7

Catchment

 

 

 

 

AWS

Joubertina

NIL

0.6

1.0

1.6

ARS

Kareedouw

*

*

*

0.0

Man

Kareedouw

0.0

2.7

3.0

5.7

Man

Kouga Dam

3.0

NIL

2.5

5.5

AWS

Patensie

4.4

NIL

2.4

6.8

 

 

 

 

 

0.0

Other Towns

 

 

 

 

AWS

Addo

2.8

1.0

2.6

6.4

AWS

Bisho/KWT

2.2

0.2

5.4

7.8

AWS

Cape St Francis

*

*

8.6

8.6

AWS

Cradock

0.2

NIL

NIL

0.2

AWS

East London

NIL

NIL

5.2

5.2

AWS

Fort Beaufort

NIL

NIL

NIL

0.0

AWS

George

*

NIL

0.0

0.0

AWS

Graaff Reinet

NIL

NIL

NIL

0.0

AWS

Grahamstown

1.2

1.0

6.0

8.2

AWS

Henry`s Flats

0.2

NIL

NIL

0.2

AWS

Joubertina

NIL

0.6

1.0

1.6

AWS

Mossel Bay

*

*

*

0.0

AWS

Mthatha

24.8

NIL

8.2

33.0

AWS

Plettenberg bay

2.4

0.2

1.0

3.6

AWS

Port Alfred

1.2

0.2

4.2

5.6

AWS

Queenstown

NIL

NIL

0.4

0.4

 


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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