Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction – 2021/22 summer season

During November, near-normal to below-normal rainfall was received over most parts of the country with above-normal rainfall received over the Western Cape and Gauteng as well as some areas in the Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga, North West and Free State (Figure 1). During December, rainfall increased resulting in above-normal rainfall over the country (Figure 2). The rainfall continued to be above-normal mainly over the Northern Cape, parts of the Free State, North West and some eastern parts of the country in January 2022. The remainder of the country received near-normal to below-normal rainfall (Figure 3). The season July 2021 to January 2022 received above-normal rainfall over most of the central and western parts of the country but normal elsewhere (Figure 4).