This striking photograph is emblazoned across the front page of my local read today (article here)

Down here on the Southern tip of Africa we were hit by a bitterly cold front on Thursday and it rained! Now as ever, we’re grateful for the rain (our dams are all once again overflowing) but as always it caused tragedy and chaos.

Here’s a few more pics from my local radio station’s web pages (gallery here, take a look)

3rd avenue Newton Park, a road I frequently travel
I travel this road everyday
The road to my brother’s house

9 thoughts on “Rain”

  1. Looks a bit like parts of the UK Soutie, where apparently the global warming has been coming down like stair-rods.

    Aksherly I could do with a bit of interesting weather for the photo comp. It’s just too boring here – clear blue skies, sun and temperatures in the mid-thirties day after day after day. Sigh!


  2. it never rains, but it pours…

    (OZ – judge’s note: I don’t consider clear blue skies boring, as well you know.)

  3. Hee hee, thanks OZ. 🙂

    We get our fair share of sunny skies, as I said in the post “Now as ever, we’re grateful for the rain”

    I was particularly taken aback and impressed by the detail and quality of the ‘Missionvale’ pic and wanted to share (mind you the photographer is a pro!)

  4. I read that my favourite politician Boris has been advised that the present spate of cloudbursts in the UK are somehow connected to the unusual sunspot acivity and that it will continue well into the Olympics. (See his DT column).

  5. Môre Janus


    All our weather comes from the west, what Cape Town had yesterday we’ll more than likely have it tomorrow. We always blame Capetonians for our weather 😉

  6. G’morgen, Soutie!

    “According to Piers and his team at Weather Action, we all underestimate the role of the sun. This is set to be just about the wettest July on record, he says, and that is mainly because of things taking place in the nuclear fireball millions of miles away from earth. “Sometime too bright the eye of heaven shines,” says the Poet, and often is his gold complexion dimmed. This is one of the dim moments. The old boy is suffering from some kind of solar acne, called “coronal holes”, and on July 12 he apparently emitted a colossal flare – a cosmic spurt of X-rays and other charged particles; and, by a process that we (or at least I) do not fully understand – perhaps because rain droplets form more easily when there are charged particles around – this distemper in the celestial orb is helping to cause the current inundations.”

    Read more…..http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/borisjohnson/9402260/To-avoid-the-Olympic-weather-forecast-please-look-away-now.html

  7. I will be forever indebted to you for that wonderful explanation, however, I’ll still blame those darn Capetonians 🙂

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