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