Port Elizabeth – The Karoo was hit by flash floods at the weekend, The Herald reported on Monday.
More than 100mm of rain fell in 24 hours on Saturday and Sunday in and around the central Karoo towns of Graaff Reinet and Nieu Bethesda.
In some places, 75mm fell in just 30 minutes, causing farm dams to [...]
The National Water Forum voiced concern over the pollution effect of the recent flooding on the country’s water supply.
NWF national chairman Louis Meintjies said that in Gauteng, acid mine water levels rose quickly because of the rain and that the acid water had now affected a wider area, with the water pollution spreading.
“The downpours [...]
Johannesburg – Rainfall is expected for the rest of the week in the northern provinces and central interior of the country, but it is difficult to predict flooding, the SA Weather Service said on Tuesday.
“All the northern provinces such as Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Free State and Gauteng can expect good rainfall,” forecaster Puseletso Mofokeng told [...]
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Cape Town – South Africans can look forward to a wet summer this year, as there is apparently almost no chance of an El Niño phenomenon developing.
This is according to data compiled by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), which has developed a forecasting technique that is able to estimate [...]
As a nation of garden lovers it’s important that we are all careful when tending our gardens in order to conserve as much of the mains water supply as possible.
Top tips to conserve water in the Garden:
» Install a water butt or similar to make use of all of that rain water that lands on [...]
Only about 7% of South Africa has a mean annual precipitation or MAP exceeding 800 mm. When the statistics are reviewed they indicate that KwaZulu-Natal is the wettest province, while the Western Cape has the highest variability of MAP within any of the provinces, and the highest individual point rainfall at an estimate of 3345 [...]
Johannesburg – SA Weather Service forecasters have been fielding the same question over and over again over the past days – “When is it going to rain?”
Unfortunately, for rain lovers, the forecasters are the bearers of bad news.
“A whole host of people have asked us that question… from journalists to farmers to bricklayers,” forecaster Puseletso [...]
As the world increasingly turns its attention to the scarcity of water as its next major environmental and sustainability challenge, rainwater harvesting systems are growing in importance for commercial and residential properties.
These systems allow homeowners, businesses and industry to collect or “harvest” rainwater from roofs and stormwater run-off, and store it for future use. This [...]
The first rain for the season is here. We had a full 2 mm last night and light drizzles most of today. My vegetable garden will be so grateful!
But, as the rain was washing down the window, I thought of all the water going to waste. Water running down gutters, [...]
Islamabad – A month after torrential monsoon rains triggered Pakistan’s worst natural disaster on record, flood waters are starting to recede – but leave countless survivors at risk of death from hunger and disease.
The disaster has killed at least 1 643 people, forced more than six million from their homes, inflicted billions of dollars of [...]