Rain and storm for Cpt

Gordon_R

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That would be a really good outcome. The season was late and things were looking gloomy till last week, so holding thumbs for WC.
We have actually had significantly less rain so far in 2019 than in 2018. Only because of draconian water restrictions, lasting way longer than strictly necessary, did we start winter 2019 with tolerable dam levels. In effect we are "banking" some of 2018's rainfall.

I think we will get more rain this season, but there is no guarantee that we will reach the 90% figure shown in the projections. In any case we are way out of the danger zone, though this probably does not mean the removal of water restrictions anytime soon.

The main point at this stage is that soil moisture is very high, so than any additional rain becomes runoff into the dams. This was not true until the beginning of June, when there was hardly any rain, and zero runoff.
 

werny

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Some good rain in the Jonkershoek area, 59mm Yesterday until midnight, will definitely have double digits today as well. Might see some increase in Theewaterskloof's levels tomorrow, or maybe even today. As Gordon said above, runoff should be good due to the high soil moisture.

Hope we reach 90% (average) by the end of the rainy season. :)
 

Craig

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Raining very nicely in Stellenbosch.I can get used to this, hopefully we a lot more of this before the end of winter.
 

Geoff.D

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Macro conditions are indicating more fronts will reach WC. But being late in the season, not for too long.
 
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Honey Badger

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No rain in Bellville, but according to my wife, it's storming at home, a mere 12km away (Kraaifontein).
 

Craig

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Storming? Does your wife drink as much as you do?
How else do you think she holds out with him? We can barely and we only interact with him on the internet, that poor woman has to live with him.
 

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Been pelting down here Constantia way, driving down Spaanschemat Road the road is full of large pools every 100m or so :thumbsup: , branches littered eveywhere...
 

Gordon_R

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Some good rain in the Jonkershoek area, 59mm Yesterday until midnight, will definitely have double digits today as well. Might see some increase in Theewaterskloof's levels tomorrow, or maybe even today. As Gordon said above, runoff should be good due to the high soil moisture.

Hope we reach 90% (average) by the end of the rainy season. :)
There have been some heavy rain showers (I got wet!), but falls have been rather intermittent.

The rain on top of Dwarsberg has not been matched by that at lower elevations, and runoff today has been very limited (less than a quarter of the peak rate last week). See: http://www.dwa.gov.za/hydrology/Unverified/DetailStageFlow.aspx?Station=G1H076FW&Type=Flow&Rain=N

Edit: Inflows in the Breede River catchment have been much less, with the Brandvlei Dam still siting below 40% of capacity: http://www.dwa.gov.za/hydrology/Unverified/DetailStageFlow.aspx?Station=H1R001FW&Type=Flow&Rain=N
 
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