Rain and storm for Cpt

Chingha

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Water restrictions are set by the DA run Western Cape government.



We are currently at level 1 restrictions, I doubt they'll ease off to level 0 until our winter season is over, and they can gauge dam levels going into the summer months.
Don't forget the slight of hand where the old L3 restrictions suddenly became the current L1...
 

Gordon_R

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Does anybody know at what dam level the water restrictions will be reduced in the Western Cape? Seems like it should be but our feerless leaders seem to have forgotten?
That was discussed on the preceding page in this thread, and is 80% at the end of the rainfall season on 1 November. It is a joint decision between national and local water authorities.

Due to the extended dry spell, average dam levels are stuck at 77%, and it is much too soon to guess how this winter will turn out. See: http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family a...and-sanitation-services/this-weeks-dam-levels
 

Gordon_R

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Meh, I'm bored of this sunny and warm weather. Much easier to lie around eating junk food guilt free when it is bucketing down outside.
Conditions will gradually change next week, with moderate rain on Wed 5th, and very cold temperatures on Thurs 6th.
 

Gordon_R

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Could we already have seen all the heavy rains for this winter in the Western Cape, then?
Its impossible to make long-term forecasts, but it certainly seems like a freaky winter for Cape Town. We have had torrential rains as late as October, so anything can happen...
 

Arzy

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You guys down there aren't doing your part. Get more cold. Get more rain.

Damned trees in Jhb have started to bud and bloom already and it's barely August!
 

Geoff.D

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Light short snowfall at Bethesda Last night or early in the morning. Did not last long.
 

Gordon_R

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The coastal low that was producing berg winds off the Namib coast yesterday (see above), has now moved down to the SW-Cape, and is producing warm blustery winds. There is significant amount of haze, though not exactly dust storm levels. A cold front will make landfall overnight, bringing cool and wet conditions. Further fronts are predicted next week.

Edit: Extremely dry air, and strong gusts here! 70km/h gust recorded at CT airport.

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The_Mowgs

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The coastal low that was producing berg winds off the Namib coast yesterday (see above), has now moved down to the SW-Cape, and is producing warm blustery winds. There is significant amount of haze, though not exactly dust storm levels. A cold front will make landfall overnight, bringing cool and wet conditions. Further fronts are predicted next week.

Edit: Extremely dry air, and strong gusts here! 70km/h gust recorded at CT airport.

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This wind is kak man!
 

The_Ogre

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Jesus. This ****ing wind!!! I tried to braai,but thought **** it.

So overnight we are getting rain?
 
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