#WaterWatch

Cape winter rainfall predictions 'too soon to tell'

What can we expect for 2019 winter rainfall in Cape Town?

Piotr Wolski of the Climate Systems Analysis Group at UCT talks to Kieno Kammies about how this year's predicted rainfall pattern differs from last years drought cycle.

It is really too early to say. We are just going to have to sit and wait.

Piotr Wolski, Hydro climatologist - UCT Climate Systems Analysis Group

He says this summer's rainfall is no lower than usual.

We will be looking at how the forthcoming season is shaping up.

Piotr Wolski, Hydro climatologist - UCT Climate Systems Analysis Group

Winter rains are expected to begin around April.

And then we can perhaps expect to say something about how the graphs are looking.

Piotr Wolski, Hydro climatologist - UCT Climate Systems Analysis Group

He's hedging his bets and says it is possible Cape Town could have another dry year or indeed, a very wet year.

From the perspective of water resources Cape Town is faring far better than the past couple of years, he adds.

Take a listen:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Cape winter rainfall predictions 'too soon to tell'


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Capetonians water consumption down by about 536 million litres of water a day

Capetonians water consumption down by about 536 million litres of water a day

Mayco member for water and waste, Xanthea Limberg talks to Kieno Kammies about Cape Town's latest dam levels.

Here are the amended level 3 water restrictions for Cape Town

Here are the amended level 3 water restrictions for Cape Town

The City has further relaxed level 3 water restrictions allowing the use of a hosepipe fitted with a self-closing system.

'Pay As You Gas' stations breaks 5kg barrier, making gas affordable this winter

'Pay As You Gas' stations breaks 5kg barrier, making gas affordable this winter

Philippe Hoeblich, CEO of PayGas, talks about the launch of Pay As You Gas stations and what it will mean for poorer communities.

Alien Attack! The trees causing CPT to lose 50 billion litres of water each year

Alien Attack! The trees causing CPT to lose 50 billion litres of water each year

Director at the Nature Conservancy South Africa Louise Stafford says the loss is equivalent to two months water supply.

Cape Wineland's vines on the road to recovery after good winter rains

Cape Wineland's vines on the road to recovery after good winter rains

VinPro's executive director Rico Basson says they are expecting a slightly bigger harvest but things are not yet back to normal.

Capetonians, not yet time to relax water saving measures

Capetonians, not yet time to relax water saving measures

Dr Peter Johnston says although we have received good rain this year, it is still not enough.

Popular articles
How to buy your first share (even if you only have R50, or less)

How to buy your first share (even if you only have R50, or less)

Got R50? No? Got R5? Personal finance expert Warren Ingram on how to buy shares with tiny amounts of money.

Apple launches 'Apple Card', a credit card with zero fees and low interest rates

Apple launches 'Apple Card', a credit card with zero fees and low interest rates

The actual card is minimalist and sleek in the most Apple kind of way. Bruce Whitfield interviews Craig Wilson, Editor at Stuff.

[Watch] 'You take Main Street, ne? Naai, you take Ngcobo Street!'

[Watch] 'You take Main Street, ne? Naai, you take Ngcobo Street!'

Does it work? Chicken Licken tries again with a new TV advert after the advertising regulator banned its “Legend of Big John”.

'A black constructor who refused "Construction Mafia" was killed in cold blood'

'A black constructor who refused "Construction Mafia" was killed in cold blood'

Safec CEO Webster Mfebe wants president to intervene in construction industry intimidation by a group called Construction Mafia.

Why flights between JHB and Cape Town could become a few minutes longer

Why flights between JHB and Cape Town could become a few minutes longer

SA Flyer Magazine editor Guy Leitch explains the impact of the Northern Cape SKA radio telescope on flight times.

My daughter (10) and son (5) must start working early - Riky Rick

My daughter (10) and son (5) must start working early - Riky Rick

Bruce Whitfield interviews rapper Riky Rick about his attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Suicidal SA pilot crashes plane into clubhouse

Suicidal SA pilot crashes plane into clubhouse

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.