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

January 2023

Station Names

21

22

23

24

Total

Nelson Mandela Bay

AWOS

Port Elizabeth Airport

NIL

NIL

0.0

5.0

5.0

ARS

3rd Ave Dip

NIL

NIL

NIL

7.8

7.8

ARS

Chetty

NIL

NIL

NIL

1.2

1.2

AWS

Coega

NIL

NIL

NIL

1.0

1.0

ARS

Flower Reserve

NIL

NIL

0.2

*

0.2

ARS

St Albans

NIL

NIL

0.2

2.6

2.8

AWS

Uitenhage

NIL

NIL

NIL

1.4

1.4

MAN

Woodridge

NIL

NIL

0.3

12.6

12.9

Catchment

AWS

Joubertina

NIL

NIL

NIL

6.2

6.2

ARS

Kareedouw

NIL

NIL

NIL

3.6

3.6

Man

Kareedouw

NIL

NIL

NIL

*

0.0

Man

Kouga Dam

NIL

NIL

NIL

NIL

0.0

AWS

Patensie

NIL

NIL

NIL

2.4

2.4

0.0

Other Towns

AWS

Addo

NIL

1.6

NIL

11.6

13.2

AWS

Bisho/KWT

3.4

0.4

0.6

NIL

4.4

AWS

Cape St Francis

NIL

NIL

NIL

0.6

0.6

AWS

Cradock

NIL

2.6

2.4

1.4

6.4

AWS

East London

NIL

NIL

1.2

NIL

1.2

AWS

Fort Beaufort

NIL

3.6

NIL

NIL

3.6

AWS

George

NIL

0.6

0.2

0.1

0.9

AWS

Graaff Reinet

NIL

28.8

31.8

4.6

65.2

AWS

Grahamstown

NIL

9.6

0.2

NIL

9.8

AWS

Henry`s Flats

NIL

3.4

NIL

0.4

3.8

AWS

Joubertina

NIL

NIL

NIL

6.2

6.2

AWS

Mossel Bay

*

*

*

*

0.0

AWS

Mthatha

*

*

*

0.2

0.2

AWS

Plettenberg bay

NIL

0.2

NIL

NIL

0.2

AWS

Port Alfred

NIL

1.4

1.2

NIL

2.6

AWS

Queenstown

1.2

3.4

16.0

0.2

20.8

* no contact

0.0 = Drops


 
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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