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Hurricanes go AWOL


We seem to be experiencing stronger storms here in the Cape over recent hours than the tropical Atlantic has been experiencing this month. Hurricane season kicked off on the 1st of June and since that time we have only had three named storms for the Atlantic basin, this is below normal activity at this point and it’s got many of ... Read More »

Tropical Storm Andrea Forms in the GOM


This past week has definitely not been short of excitement weather wise, last week severe storms ripped through Oklahoma in the United States; dropping the widest ever recorded tornado, which was estimated to be a supposed conservative 3.7 kilometers wide. Unfortunately it was this tornado that also brought us our first ever storm chasing related deaths recorded in the U.S. ... Read More »

A Storm For The Books

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The last week of may consisted primarily of talk and subsequent hype over a strong cold front that would impact the Western Cape on the 1st to the 3rd of June. Leading up to the event the models had been quite aggressive for some time, indicating heavy rains, gale force winds, rough seas and snow. Rarely do we find that ... Read More »

Is History In The Making With Tropical Storm Barbara

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While the Cape has their eyes on the large cold front approaching the Western Cape, those who follow tropical cyclone activity have their eyes on a different area of the world. Over the past few days, in the Eastern Pacific Tropical Storm Barbara which was a hurricane for a short while before landfall – has been moving towards the east-north-east. ... Read More »

Cape Town Prepares for a Big One

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All eyes are currently on a frontal system that is expected to impact the Western Cape this coming weekend, between the 1st and 3rd of June 2013. Thus far, this season has been mild and quiet with very little strong frontal activity and ultimately very little rain, at least for the western parts, making this approach cold front the first ... Read More »