- Jul 22, 2007
Had 15mm, luckily without big hail and damage here in Garsfontein last night.
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There is a very good chance of heavy rain from around 22:00 until around 10:00 tomorrow morning
From 22:00 until 03:00 scattered thunderstorms are forecast (so hail is very likely, make sure your cars are undercover)
After that its going to be that hard torrential rain, the kind of rain that makes me stay in bed in the mornings
This is all being caused by the cold front uplifting the moist air still around central SA, its a very well defined front looking at the satellite image
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Good returns are currently showing on the radars as well
Ottosdal is showing the thunderstorms at the storm front (this is quite textbook and very cool to see!)
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Bloem is showing the downpour in its wake
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And Bethlehem is also showing the edge of the front quite well!
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A brief explanation of whats going on
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No hail here. Lots of lightning though . Not often we get rain from the North, and when we do it's usually ugly Was waiting for the hail to hit us, but it seemed to stay just to the north of us, on its way to you About 15mm40 mm in gauge. Gauge smashed. Yard looks like mid winter. No leaves on the trees and shrubs. Hail still lying on the ground like snow drifts.
Much more than 40 mm
Hail was still lying in heaps in my back garden and front garden tonight at 18:00. Had hardly melted at all. I have a heap of leaves and broken branches. Estimate about 4 cubic meters, I now have 5 broken roof tiles to deal with and it is raining again!No hail here. Lots of lightning though . Not often we get rain from the North, and when we do it's usually ugly Was waiting for the hail to hit us, but it seemed to stay just to the north of us, on its way to you About 15mm