March rains break SA records

2014-03-13 13:44
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Cape Town – The rainfall experienced during the first 10 days of this month has shattered records says the South African weather service.

Climate information manager Elsa de Jager states that the rainfall experienced in the north-eastern parts of the country was 100% worse than what is usually expected in March.

According to IOL Mpumalanga, the Free State, parts of North-West, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng on average experienced 200% more rainfall than what is expected.

Towns in Mpumalanga, Gauteng and Limpopo have not seen this much rainfall in ten years says.

Gauteng and Pretoria specifically only received this much rain 17 years ago.
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