Category Archive: weather

Jul 16

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Roads closed at this stage due to the heavy rains of this weekend in Port Elizabeth and surrounds are:
·         Soudien Street/Old Uitenhage Road
·         Third Avenue Dip (Newton Park)
·         Seaview Road (Bushy Park area), and;
·         Loodsberg Pass and the Wapasberg Pass are closed due to snow.
Roads flooded but not closed at this stage, amongst many others, are:
·         M4/ Settlers Way (opposite North End Prison)
·         Cape Road in the direction of St. Albans
·         Grahamstown/ Ferguson Road
·         Cape Road towards Draaifontein Road
·         Walker Drive towards Samantha Way

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Jul 16

Dams are 100% full…..

Major Storage Dams supplying the Metro (levels as at 16 July 2012) are full……
                          Capacity              Volume of water      
Kouga                 100 %                  125 910 Ml              *   (104%)
Churchill           100 %                    35 240                   *  (110%)
Impofu                100 %                   105 757                  *   (106%) 
start overflowing last night and is currently running 30mm over         
Loerie                   100 %                       3 026                  *   (104%)
Groendal             100 %                     11 640                  *   (102%)
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Ave daily consumption for July to date = 235 Ml

Note: * Actual Dam %

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Jul 13

Road closure and more warnings from NMBM

This is a note from our Councillors of Ward 1 and 2: the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has activated its Joint Operations Centre: 0800 20 5050, since 2pm this afternoon, after more road were closed due to the persistent rain since this morning:
  • Newton Park Third Avenue Dip area
  • Carrington Road in Charlo
  • Seaview Road in the vicinity of Bushy Park
  • Draaifontein/Tembani Road
  • Water Road and Victoria Road are currently being monitored and could be closed at any time

Motorists are warned to use extreme caution and adhere to safe following distances as road surfaces are slippery!

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Jul 13

Extreme weather warning for this weekend

The SA National Weather Services have called for a high alert this weekend with previsions of extreme cold inland, heavy winds by the coast, and heavy rains. The 2 HIGH pressure systems south of the country and developing LOW pressure system over the far Northern-Western interior are similar to the systems that caused the 1968 floods in Port Elizabeth and Surrounding areas.
– Heavy Snow Falls are expected with Road closures in all mountain passes in the region except for Olifantskop pass. 
– Heavy Rain is expected to reach Port Elizabeth by today noon until Saturday evening throughout the region of Cacadu. 
–  These systems are expected to also affect all outdoor activities in the region such as the Biltong Festival in Somerset East and the VW Algoa Rally being held in the Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and surrounding areas.

Please be warned and take care.

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