Greyton approaches 200mm rain in 48 hours, reaches almost 300 mm by week end

7 January 2014

IMG_0914It started raining in Greyton at 16:15 on Sunday, January 5th.  By 08:00 this morning (January 7th) a total of 191 mm had been measured.  The rivers and streams rose significantly overnight on the back of steady unbroken rainfall.  More rain is forecast for today, with thunderstorms to liven things up a bit!

Just a trickle yesterday!

Just a trickle yesterday!

UPDATE:  By the time it stopped raining, on 10 January 2014,  a total of 275 mm had been recorded !  (more than 10x the monthly average).  Combined with the storm on 14/15 November (164mm), this amounts to 439 mm in less than two months!  What some readers may have missed in all this is that this is our “dry season”.

IMG_0937Of course as the storm moved slowly eastward, we heard the reports of flooding in Laingsburg and of the devastation caused to crops in the Western Province, some areas so mauled as to now be being considered for disaster relief.

“The climates, they are a’changing”

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