Steve Pike

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - FRONT PAGE -

IT SEEMS as though the storm last week broke the seal, al­low­ing a meta­phoric flood of nor­mal win­ter weather.

The open ocean swell in Cape Town does not look to drop be­low six to eight foot for the next eight days, and sev­eral days look 20’ on the deep water reefs, which will have the big wave crew revving their jet­skis and wax­ing up their ‘rhino chaser’ big wave boards.

Over the next seven days, we can ex­pect no less than three rain-bring­ing cold fronts to make their win­tery mark on the penin­sula, although none re­motely re­sem­bling the #dikwed­nes­day storm of last week.

My rain gauge – in New­lands, mind you – re­ceived a to­tal of 210 mm in the four days of rain we had, com­pris­ing the Wed­nes­day storm rain (70mm), and the days after­wards, strad­dling last week­end and into this week (140mm).

How­ever, this record dif­fers to some ar­eas where only 50mm was recorded over the same pe­riod. For­tu­nately, the dam catch­ment re­ceived more, and with an­other three (al­beit short) bouts of rain

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