Vaal Dam level continues to rise

28 December 2016 - 10:50 By TMG Digital

The level of the Vaal Dam is likely to increase for the 10th consecutive week as rains in Gauteng replaced the heat wave of last week.

There is a forecast 53% chance of rain in the province on Wednesday‚ with scattered showers and thundershowers predicted for the day. Thursday and Friday’s rainfall probability is 27% and 21% respectively.

Gauteng Weather ‏tweeted that‚ as of Monday‚ the Vaal Dam’s water level was up for ninth consecutive week - it was at 42.12%‚ compared to December 19’s 41.16%.

This‚ the service explained‚ thus: “HEATWAVE behind this week's modest increase of just under 1% in the VAAL DAM level‚ compared to weekly average of around 2%.”

On December 12‚ it was 39.18%‚ December 5 – 37.58%‚ November 28 – 35.9%‚ November 21 – 33.13%‚ November 14 – 30.71% and November 7 – 26.08%.

Gauteng Weather said the “current overcast‚ cool and wet weather” in Gauteng “is being caused by tropical moisture coming down from Botswana. Temps expected to improve from Tuesday”.