Karoo residents took to social media to share their joy at recent downpours…
The drought-stricken region has been suffering under extreme drought, but this week’s downpours have offered some temporary relief. While the drought is far from broken, the rains brought a sign of hope to the residents in the area.
Take a look at some of the images below:
Very happy to see the rain in the Central Karoo. During my drought tour 2 months ago I saw first hand the desperation of the situation for farmers. Thankful for the rain in large parts of SA. @WCGovAgri @AgriWesKaap @AnnetteSteyn1 @landbouweekliks @Die_Burger pic.twitter.com/YnzIfexlSs
— Ivan Meyer (@ivan2meyer) 8 January 2020
— AlgoaFMNews (@AlgoaFMNews) 8 January 2020
Raining today in Prins Albert in the Central Karoo, Western. Thank you Lord for rain. @WCGovAgri @AgriWesKaap @landbouweekliks @WesternCapeDA @Die_Burger #ForTheLoveOfAgriculture pic.twitter.com/DTBAASQd82
— Ivan Meyer (@ivan2meyer) 8 January 2020
What a beautiful sight…Our ancestors know how much we need this rain in the Karoo🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/Rp6XRUOH2O
— Kagiso (@kcmoilwa) 4 January 2020
— Samara Game Reserve (@SamaraKaroo) 8 January 2020
— DebbieDerry (@derry_debbie) 8 January 2020
Here is the 24-hour #rainfall measured at 8:00 this morning. A good amount of rainfall fell over the central parts of RSA. @ReenvalSA @vslandbou @landbou @GrainSA @AgriSAOfficial @FarmersWeeklySA @huisgenoot @OFM9497 @ecr9495 @AlgoaFM @KFMza
How much rainfall did you measure? pic.twitter.com/bvFNpTW1QX
— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) January 8, 2020
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Severe thunderstorms resulting in heavy downpours leading to localised flooding expected over the Escarpment and Lowveld of Mpumalanga on Friday.
Severe thunderstorms resulting in heavy downpours and flash flooding are expected over the north-eastern parts of the Eastern Cape, the central and eastern parts of KwaZulu-Natal as well as the southern Escarpment and Lowveld of Mpumalanga.
Partly cloudy and warm with scattered showers and thundershowers.
The expected UVB sunburn index: Low
Partly cloudy and warm to hot. Isolated showers and thundershowers are expected, but scattered over the Highveld, becoming widespread along the southern Lowveld and Escarpment where it will be very hot.
Partly cloudy and hot to very hot with isolated showers and thundershowers, but scattered in the south-west.
4. North-West Province:
Cloudy and warm in the east with scattered showers and thundershowers, but isolated in the west where it will be partly cloudy and hot.
5. Free State:
Cloudy and warm with scattered showers and thundershowers but isolated in the extreme west, where it will be partly cloudy.
6. Northern Cape:
Cool along the coast, where it will be cloudy and warm clearing during the afternoon, otherwise fine and hot but partly cloudy in the east with isolated showers and thundershowers in the extreme east.
The wind along the coast will be moderate south-westerly becoming fresh to strong southerly during the afternoon.
7. Western Cape:
Cool along the south-coast, otherwise cloudy and warm becoming partly cloudy during the afternoon. Light rain is expected in places along the south-west coast from the afternoon, spreading to the south-coast by evening.
The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh westerly to south-westerly becoming southerly to south-easterly during the afternoon.
The expected UVB sunburn index: Extreme
8. Western Half Of The Eastern Cape:
Cloudy and cool to warm with isolated showers and thundershowers but scattered in the north.
The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh south-westerly but strong in the east early morning.
9. Eastern Half Of The Eastern Cape:
Cloudy and cool to warm with scattered showers and thundershowers but widespread in the north and east.
The wind along the coast will be fresh to strong south-westerly.
Morning fog over the southern interior otherwise partly cloudy and warm but hot to very hot in the north. It will become cloudy in the afternoon with widespread showers and thundershowers but scattered in the extreme north-west.
The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh north-easterly north of Durban, otherwise moderate to fresh south-westerly spreading northwards.
The expected UVB sunburn index: High