Streaming issues? Report here
Buhle Madulini 702 Gradient Buhle Madulini 702 Gradient
SportsTalk with Buhle Madulini
19:00 - 21:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: NightTalk with Gushwell Brooks
See full line-up
SportsTalk with Buhle Madulini
19:00 - 21:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local

Cape winter rainfall predictions 'too soon to tell'

6 March 2019 7:25 AM
Tags:
Cape Town rainfall

Piotr Wolski of the Climate Systems Analysis Group at UCT talks to Kieno Kammies about this year's winter rainfall pattern.

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'


6 March 2019 7:25 AM
Tags:
Cape Town rainfall

Recommended

More from #WaterWatch

Water tap outside

Be prepared: CoCT is conducting site-inspections of wellpoints and boreholes

12 August 2019 7:27 AM

Mayco Member for Water and Waste Services at City Of Cape TownXanthea Limberg explains.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

170620clamwilliamdamjpg

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

22 March 2019 9:22 AM

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

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

watering-can-garden-pixabayjpg

Here are the amended level 3 water restrictions for Cape Town

12 March 2019 8:06 AM

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

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Water dams

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

31 January 2019 2:05 PM

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

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

watering-can-garden-pixabayjpg

10 key changes that kick in when water restrictions drop from Level 5 to Level 3

29 November 2018 5:05 PM

Cape Town is dropping water restrictions from Level 5 to Level 3 as of Saturday, 1 December. Here's how it'll affect residents.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

man-hand-garden-hose-pipejpg

Cape Town relaxes water restrictions to level 3

29 November 2018 12:25 PM

This means that Capetonians can use 105 litres a day, up from the previous 70 litres a day come 1 December.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

biology-science-experiment-lab-pixabayjpg

Harvesting stormwater from Liesbeek River may aid CT water supply, students find

28 November 2018 5:03 PM

Three UCT Biological Sciences students have published their first paper explaining how water from the Cape Town river could help.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Tap water

Capetonians, not yet time to relax water saving measures

21 November 2018 9:33 AM

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

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

water-tap-outdoorjpg

No changes to water management devices despite Level 5 water restriction shift

5 November 2018 8:27 AM

The City has responded to concerns whether the water management sevices will be adjusted to take into account new restrictions.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

180517 Desalination plant2

City of Cape Town halts water desalination process

9 October 2018 1:37 PM

CEO at Accelerate Cape Town Ryan Ravens says desalination is an extremely expensive option for water augmentation.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward