2023 winter and spring seasons Statements

In June, the south and south-western areas of the country received above-normal rainfall while most of the central and northern regions received below-normal rainfall (Figure 1). July received a mixture of normal to below-normal rainfall in most parts of the country (Figure 2). However, some eastern parts of the country as well as southern Free State and parts of the Eastern Cape received above normal rainfall. Mid-August was dry as below-normal rainfall was recorded countrywide (Figure 3). For the season July 2022 – June 2023, near normal rainfall was received over much of the country with above normal rainfall only over the southern parts of Free State, eastern parts of Eastern Cape as well as parts of Western Cape, KwaZulu Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces (Figure 4). ZF Mgcawu District Municipality of the Northern Cape received below-normal rainfall.