Historic Rainfall

The graph above shows the rainfall for Stellenbosch from 1879 to 2017. The data for 1879 tot 1985 was obtained from the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN). It is unclear exactly where and how the rainfall was collected. The coordinates are given as 33.93º S 18.87º E. The rainfall data from 2005 to 2017 is from the La Colline Observatory weather station. Although one generally cannot just splice together the data from two different places, the two places are 1 km from each other so it probably would not make much difference over the course of a year. From the graph it is clear that the rainfall pattern has not changed.

In the year 2000 Stellenbosch had the most rain in 50 years so it exceeded the 1053 mm of 1977.