ARTICLES RELATING TO RAINFALL

Wandile Sihlobo: When rainfall isn't enough

2020-01-06 20:54

The rains some regions received in the past few weeks made minimal improvement in soil moisture and improving vegetation, and his annual December drive across the country was a dreary one, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Despite good rainfalls in the Western Cape, agri-production not yet out of the woods - economists

2019-08-23 07:50

Although dam levels in Cape Town are, on average, more than 60% full after a season of good rainfall, additional rain is still necessary to ensure improved harvests, says agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo.

These stunning satellite images show South Africa's largest dams filling up

2019-07-29 14:40

Theewaterskloof Dam, Cape Town’s largest dam, is now almost 53% full. In 2017 it teetered at a terrifying 10%.

 

More woes for Zimbabwe as dam levels drop

2020-01-06 19:50

Zimbabwe's agriculture sector, hard hit by drought, is facing another significant risk as dam levels recede due to the high temperatures. Climate change has also resulted in an increase in insect growth rates, experts say.

Good rainfall sees major rise in WC dam levels

2019-08-01 20:58

Adverse weather conditions as cold fronts land in the Western Cape has seen a major increase in dam levels in the province, with the Clanwilliam Dam on the West Coast alone rising by over 20% in only a week.

Watch: Residents celebrate as Western Cape municipal dam overflows

2018-09-19 16:05

Last year this time it was 42.7% full, and it has not reached maximum capacity for four years.

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