Rain and storm for Cpt

Gordon_R

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The center of the storm passed south of Cape Town, but there is no question that it was an unusually powerful low-pressure, with deep-sea swells reaching 10-12m.

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That is a pity. The weather guys last night were predicting the front would move quite far inland. Yet the pressure systems over the country indicated to me, that the front would not do so. Would have done a lot if the front could have helped with that fire issue.
 

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That is a pity. The weather guys last night were predicting the front would move quite far inland. Yet the pressure systems over the country indicated to me, that the front would not do so. Would have done a lot if the front could have helped with that fire issue.
The SAWS reports modest amounts of rain in many of the coastal areas (where the fires were). The freakish values over the mountains were due to exceptional conditions. See: http://www.weathersa.co.za/media/data/climate/nr_daily_rai.pdf

Highest include Jonkershoek 47mm, Kirstenbosch 32mm, Grabouw 27mm, Ceres 20mm, Paarl 14mm, Villersdorp 14mm, Wellington 14mm, Strand 10mm, etc. By contrast Hermanus only recorded 3mm.
 
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