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The Cape of No Storms

sir lowry's pass weather

Altocumulus move in with the trough, as seen from Sir Lowry’s Pass, 50km east of Cape Town. Last week we discussed the thunderstorm possibilities tied to an upper trough that moved down from Namibia, over the Northern and Western Cape. Unfortunately for chasers in the Cape, as has seemingly become standard, the system never brought with it the activity that ... Read More »

Trough Development – Northern and Western Cape

thunderstorm forecast cape town

It’s been a quiet summer as far as trough activity for the western parts of South Africa is conerned, however it seems that we have the potential for thunderstorm activity developing today April 9th, through to April 11th. The trough in question already exists over Namibia, but will further intensity and dig south over the next 48 hours. Altocumulus visible ... Read More »

Tropical Storm Joalane Set To Become Cyclone

tropical storm joalene

Some tropical news closer to home this week with the development of Tropical Storm Joalane, which is currently at Severe Tropical Storm strength to the east of Madagascar. Joalane has been steadily strengthening over the past few days as it’s moved slowly to the west. Current forecasts suggest that Joalane will become a Tropical Cyclone within the next 12 hours ... Read More »

Mitchell Krog – Storm Photography

Lightning by Mitchell Krog

Mitchell Krog is a Johannesburg based wildlife and landscape photographer who specializes in fine art photography. His work has been published in numerous print media and online publications, as well as having received accolades both locally and internationally for his work. Mitchell has a keen interest in storm chasing and has been chasing down thunderstorms for photographic opportunities for a ... Read More »

Maysak Becomes Season’s First Super Typhoon

tyhpoon maysak stadium effect

A few days ago a post was made on Tropical Storm Maysak and the potential it posed to make it to Super Typhoon status. Yesterday that milestone was reached when Maysak was assigned Super Typhoon status and at the time of publication was moving WNW with 160mph / 260km/h (1-minute average) winds.  Maysak is forecast by some agencies to continue ... Read More »