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\

2022/09/01

Station Names

18

19

20

Total

Nelson Mandela Bay

 

 

 

 

AWOS

Port Elizabeth Airport

0.2

5.8

33.0

39.0

ARS

3rd Ave Dip

0.4

12.0

31.4

43.8

ARS

Chetty

NIL

6.6

15.2

21.8

AWS

Coega

NIL

3.2

7.6

10.8

ARS

Flower Reserve

1.6

20.4

42.8

64.8

ARS

St Albans

3.8

11.4

32.4

47.6

AWS

Uitenhage

NIL

2.4

2.8

5.2

MAN

Woodridge

1.6

13.9

37.3

52.8

Catchment

 

 

 

 

AWS

Joubertina

7.8

15.6

0.2

23.6

ARS

Kareedouw

11.8

22.4

1.0

35.2

Man

Kareedouw

*

*

*

0.0

Man

Kouga Dam

NIL

11.5

NIL

11.5

AWS

Patensie

NIL

4.8

NIL

4.8

 

 

 

 

 

0.0

Other Towns

 

 

 

 

AWS

Addo

NIL

4.8

6.6

11.4

AWS

Bisho/KWT

20.2

16.0

33.4

69.6

AWS

Cape St Francis

6.2

5.2

5.0

16.4

AWS

Cradock

5.2

0.8

2.0

8.0

AWS

East London

15.6

9.6

22.8

48.0

AWS

Fort Beaufort

26.4

19.0

16.0

61.4

AWS

George

4.5

10.3

NIL

14.8

AWS

Graaff Reinet

0.2

8.0

6.8

15.0

AWS

Grahamstown

0.2

15.2

6.8

22.2

AWS

Henry`s Flats

NIL

15.4

0.4

15.8

AWS

Joubertina

7.8

15.6

0.2

23.6

AWS

Mossel Bay

*

*

*

0.0

AWS

Mthatha

*

26.4

37.5

63.9

AWS

Plettenberg bay

8.4

20.4

7.8

36.6

AWS

Port Alfred

10.0

5.6

27.6

43.2

AWS

Queenstown

12.8

15.8

19.4

48.0






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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