Storm in Hermanus

We awoke this morning after a night of heavy rain to see the Mossel River in spate below our house.  When I went to measure the rainfall, we had had 127 mm in 24 hours!  This means that there is every likelihood that our annual rainfall will exceed 1000 mm for the first time since I started measuring nearly 15 years ago.

The road to Stanford is closed due to flooding.  Waterfalls are in evidence all along the mountain and we saw a landslip above Voelklip, something that only occurs in these spells of very heavy rain brought about by the cut-off low pressure systems such as the one affecting this region at present.

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