Weather update

2016-12-21 06:01

LOOKS like the scorching searing hot weather will continue throughout with Christmas Eve being the first day according to the weather forecasts to rain - with a high temperature of 25.
Weather predicted for Christmas Day is a cloudy day with a high of 21. First predictions of more than just a drizzle are for Wednesday, 28 December.

Lake Merthly is 29,88% full with no real rainfall recorded in the past week. A reminder that Greytown is still in a serious drought situation and that the water restrictions still apply.

The Craigieburn pipeline which Umzinyathi District Municipality and Umvoti Municpality promoted as the solution to the chronic water supply situation has been converted instead into a R50 million “down the pipes” project. Why is it that the Department of Water Affairs and the municipalities will not dust off the plans for “The Gem” dam which were drawn up many years ago as a feasible and economic solution to the area's water supply?

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