Pretoria residents record over 220mm in 24 hours

One resident reported approximately 165mm of rain in Mamelodi, an area that was hard hit by flash flooding.

Overflowing water meters and above 220mm of rainfall in less than 24 hours was the order of the day in Pretoria following the weekend’s rains.

According to the South African Weather Service (SAWS), 100-160mm of rain was reported in parts of Tshwane.

Residents in the east of Pretoria reported between around 95mm of rain (Garsfontein) and 130mm (Elarduspark in a 24-hour period). Others reported around 110mm in Silverlakes and 90mm in La Montagne.

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One resident reported approximately 165mm of rain in Mamelodi in 24 hours.

In Centurion, the rainfall recorded by residents varied between around 78mm (Valhalla) and over 110mm (Rooihuiskraal).

Residents in the St George Hotel area, Wierdapark, Doringkloof and Lyttelton areas recorded around 100mm of rain.

In the Moot, residents recorded between around 100mm (Queenswood) and 185mm (Villieria).

Around 80mm of rain was recorded in Westpark.

In the northern parts of Pretoria more than 200mm of rainfall was recorded by residents.

Sinoville residents reported around 223mm of rain while residents in Doornpoort recorded 200mm.

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Approximately 178mm was reported in 24 hours near Onderstepoort while the Rosslyn area reported 145mm of rain.

These figures were reported to Rekord on Saturday morning.

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