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

18-21May 2022

Station Names

19

20

21

Total

Nelson Mandela Bay

 

 

 

 

AWOS

Port Elizabeth Airport

Nil

30.6

11.0

41.6

ARS

3rd Ave Dip

Nil

27.4

15.8

43.2

ARS

Chetty

Nil

31.0

4.2

35.2

AWS

Coega

Nil

19.4

4.2

23.6

ARS

Flower Reserve

*

31.2

5.0

36.2

ARS

St Albans

Nil

26.0

*

26.0

AWS

Uitenhage

Nil

22.4

3.2

25.6

MAN

Woodridge

1.2

34.0

4.8

40.0

Catchment

 

 

 

 

AWS

Joubertina

2.6

29.4

8.0

40.0

ARS

Kareedouw

0.8

23.8

1.4

26.0

Man

Kareedouw

*

27.8

3.0

30.8

Man

Kouga Dam

*

37.0

*

37.0

AWS

Patensie

1.0

22.8

0.4

24.2

 

 

 

 

 

0.0

Other Towns

 

 

 

 

AWS

Addo

NIL

28.6

3.6

32.2

AWS

Bisho/KWT

NIL

34.6

28.8

63.4

AWS

Cape St Francis

1.0

35.2

41.0

77.2

AWS

Cradock

NIL

35.0

7.2

42.2

AWS

East London

NIL

37.2

35.8

73.0

AWS

Fort Beaufort

NIL

40.2

25.4

65.6

AWS

George

4.3

3.9

NIL

8.2

AWS

Graaff Reinet

NIL

24.4

7.6

32.0

AWS

Grahamstown

NIL

32.6

4.6

37.2

AWS

Henry`s Flats

NIL

27.8

3.8

31.6

AWS

Joubertina

NIL

29.4

8.0

37.4

AWS

Mossel Bay

*

*

*

0.0

AWS

Mthatha

*

*

*

0.0

AWS

Plettenberg bay

7.6

8.6

1.4

17.6

AWS

Port Alfred

NIL

20.2

2.6

22.8

AWS

Queenstown

NIL

*

23.2

23.2





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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