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More rainy days needed in CPT to recover from drought

The recent rainfall in Cape Town is still not enough to get the city out of the woods, according to experts.

The city's been hit by what is said to be the worst drought in 100 years.

Hydro-Climatologist at Climate System Analysis Group at UCT, Piotr Wolski says the catchment areas are a bit drier than the rest of the city.

He says while data shows an improvement on last year, 2018 is still not what would be considered a 'wet' year.

Read: Cape Town water crisis: not yet out of the woods, but looking promising

Yes there is rain, but it is not coming in buckets, it is not really coming as it did in wet years. it looks like an average year at this stage.

Piotr Wolski, Hydro-Climatologist at Climate System Analysis Group

It is definitely better now than having another dry year, but it is still not enough to start using as much water as we were 4-5 years ago.

Piotr Wolski, Hydro-Climatologist at Climate System Analysis Group

To hear the rest of the conversation on the recent rainfall in Cape Town, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : More rainy days needed in CPT to recover from drought


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