Monitoring: High rainfall 7 to 8 February in Johannesburg 

February, 2020

This is what the TAHMO weather stations measured 7/8 February 2020 in Johannesburg:

  • Braamfontein had in total 130 mm measured! No wonder the M1 had to be closed (This was measured by a tipping bucket which we installed recently to check on the extreme rain measured there)
  • Alexandra, Jabulani, Hunters Hill, Midrand, measurements were all in the range 97-102 mm.
  • Be aware that on Sunday evening (not shown here) it rained again, with for example for Alexandra another 48 mm measurements!
  • Kibler Park firestation had such high rainfall measured (and earlier starting) that we do not trust it. According to not yet formally confirmed estimates of radar from SAWS there was about 120-140 mm there.
  • Orange Farm we measured hardly any rain, but radar did, so that one also needs a site visit to check and is not in the graph below. Although Rietfontein, also quite south, had far less than the others with 70 mm.
  • (The Florida Park station was stolen and is still waiting for funds for replacement.)