Articles | Volume 18, issue 11
Research article
09 Nov 2022
Research article |  | 09 Nov 2022

Wet season rainfall characteristics and temporal changes for Cape Town, South Africa, 1841–2018

Nothabo Elizabeth Ndebele, Stefan Grab, and Herbert Hove


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on cp-2021-178', Neil Macdonald, 08 Apr 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Nothabo Ndebele, 16 Apr 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on cp-2021-178', Linden Ashcroft, 11 May 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Nothabo Ndebele, 07 Jun 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (23 Jun 2022) by Keely Mills
AR by Nothabo Ndebele on behalf of the Authors (30 Jul 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Aug 2022) by Keely Mills
Short summary
An investigation of the wet season characteristics including wet day frequencies, wet–dry spells, and season onset, end and length is done for Cape Town, South Africa. The temporal changes since 1841 in these characteristics indicate an increased incidence of shorter wet seasons and long dry spells in the most recent 3 decades compared to previous years. There is evidence of some associations between solar cycles and the Southern Oscillation index cycles with the wet season characteristics.