Summer rains

Good news for the farmers amongst us. Some (or more) good rain expected over the next two weeks.

I don’t want to ruin anyone’s summer, but we always knew that a bit of dampness was always going to be more likely this time around:

And I have no problem with some free water for the garden and the dams. We got a whole 1mm on Saturday, and 5mm the Tuesday before that. I’ve been doing some rudimentary calculations, and I make that 6mm over the last few days. Not bad, but we could always do with a bit more: Cape Town’s dam levels are down to 62% – nothing to panic about, but we’d obviously much rather that they were a bit higher.

That said, I’m still not quite prepared to give up on summer just yet, so if we can have some lovely hot days in between the forecasted showers, that will also be good.

Moon on a stick stuff, I know. But if you don’t ask, you don’t get.