The Port Elizabeth office of the South African Weather Service on Monday said rains are expected across the drought-stricken Eastern Cape. This is some good news for struggling farmers and residents enduring water restrictions.
“Rain is expected over most of the Eastern Cape from today and Thursday,” said Garth Sampson, the SA Weather Service’s Client Liaison Officer for the Eastern Cape.
“The good news is that good falls are expected over the Langkloof (catchment area) on Tuesday through to Wednesday.”
Still, Sampson warned that the rains expected are not going to significantly affect dam levels.
“People are, thus, asked to use water sparingly, as reported the Impofu is already too low to extract water using conventional methods,” he added.
“Flooding can be expected along the south coast west of Cape St Francis overnight Tuesday into Wednesday
“People must use water sparingly as the situation at the Impofu dam is serious,” Samspon said.
“Already people are complaining on Facebook about water availability and quality.”