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Cape winter rainfall predictions 'too soon to tell'

6 March 2019 7:25 AM
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Cape Town rainfall
Piotr Wolski of the Climate Systems Analysis Group at UCT talks to Kieno Kammies about this year's winter rainfall pattern.

What can we expect for 2019 winter rainfall in Cape Town?

Piotr Wolski of the Climate Systems Analysis Group at UCT talks to Kieno Kammies about how this year's predicted rainfall pattern differs from last years drought cycle.

It is really too early to say. We are just going to have to sit and wait.

Piotr Wolski, Hydro climatologist - UCT Climate Systems Analysis Group

He says this summer's rainfall is no lower than usual.

We will be looking at how the forthcoming season is shaping up.

Piotr Wolski, Hydro climatologist - UCT Climate Systems Analysis Group

Winter rains are expected to begin around April.

And then we can perhaps expect to say something about how the graphs are looking.

Piotr Wolski, Hydro climatologist - UCT Climate Systems Analysis Group

He's hedging his bets and says it is possible Cape Town could have another dry year or indeed, a very wet year.

From the perspective of water resources Cape Town is faring far better than the past couple of years, he adds.

Take a listen:


6 March 2019 7:25 AM
Tags:
Cape Town rainfall

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