More rainfall forecast for this weekend in Eastern Cape and Western Cape

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More rainfall forecast for this weekend in Eastern Cape and Western Cape

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Port Elizabeth

Mar 8, 2019In its latest rainfall forecast, the Port Elizabeth office of the South African Weather Service on Friday said that rain is still expected over the weekend in the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape.Garth Sampson, the SA Weather Service’s Client Liaison Officer for the Eastern Cape, explained; “In a nutshell we are in for a wet weekened which should disrupt all the sport at Despatch, Alex and Lorraine Schools who have large events on.”None of our farmers and keen gardeners will complain though.”Rainfall for the Eastern Cape looks promising for the weekend and beyond.”Latest rainfall forecast for Eastern Capd and Western CapeFRIDAY 08/03/2019:Sampson said a surface high pressure ridges in from a position south of the country, pushing rain and showers in over vast areas of the Eastern Cape, south of the escarpment. SATURDAY 09/03/2019:”The surface high pressure is expected to move to the southeast of the country, with a steepening upper trough in a position southwest of Cape Town,”  he added. “Isolated thunderstorms are expected along the escarpment, with showers along the coast and adjacent interior.”SUNDAY 10/03/2019:Sampson said that the upper trough intensifies into a cut-off low in the vicinity of Cape Town. “This enhances rainfall intensity over most parts of the Eastern Cape.”MINDAY 11/03/2019: He also said that the cut-off low maintains its position near Cape Town, with vast areas of the Eastern Cape affected by thunderstorms during the day.TUESDAY12/03/2019: “The cut-of flow moves past south of Cape Agulhas.  Most of the Eastern Cape rain and thundershowers are confined to areas east of East London.”Summary:”The PE cathment area may receive in excess of 20mm of rain during this 5 day period.  Port Elizabeth, East London and Mthatha are expected to receive around 50mm for this period.  Rainfall in the Grahamstown area may exceed 80mm,” Sampson added.”Flooding is expected over areas, especially east of and including Grahamstown from Sunday, due to the accumulation of rain and wet condition.”Rain measured 08h00 on 08 March 20193/1/2019Station Names8Nelson Mandela BayAWOSPort Elizabeth Airport8.4ARS3rd Ave Dip9.8ARSBlue Horizon Bay*AWSHChatty*AWSCoega3.0AWSHFettes Road5.0ARSFlower Reserve50.4ManWoodridge41.1AWSHMotherwell*ARSRiverstone Bridge13.6ARSSt Albans13.2AWSUitenhage17.2CatchmentAWSJoubertina9.2ManKareedouw21.0ManKouga Dam*AWSPatensie17.4ManSwartkops3.5ManOther TownsAWSAddo11.6AWSBisho/KWT6.6AWSCape St Francis16.2AWSCradock1.0AWSEast London5.6AWSFort Beaufort12.0AWSGeorge18.5AWSGraaff Reinet1.4AWSGrahamstown2.4AWSHenry`s Flats1.6AWSJoubertina9.2AWSMossel Bay11.2AWSMthatha4.4AWSPlettenberg bay39.6AWSPort Alfred6.4AWSQueenstown35.8Follow more RNEWS articles, subscribe to our YouTube channel and for breaking news LIKE us on Facebook. For news on the Western Cape click here.

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