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Western Cape Cut-Off Low – 3 June 2015

heavy rains forecast cape town

A cut-off low pressure system developed earlier in the week over the northern parts of South Africa and has since been deepening (intensifying) and moving southwards towards the Western Cape. This low pressure system brough strong winds and good rainfall to the Western Cape through the night of the 1st into the 2nd of June, as well as throughout the ... Read More »

Snow Watch : 31 May – 4 June 2015

Snow Forecast South Africa 1st June 2015

Things have changed drastically over the past 24 hours on the forecast models. Yesterday we wrote a piece about the weather events likely to impact the Cape over the next week, and mentioned how snow was unlikely. At the time the main global models were showing freezing levels not dropping much below 2000m, though the latest runs show a much ... Read More »

Winter is Coming

dry-vlei

It seems that South Africa, and in particular the Western Cape, will begin to finally experience weather conditions fitting to the season. The months of March through May have been excessively dry, resulting in shortages of dam water in several areas, as well as the drying up of several vleis. It seems that winter may have finally caught up with ... Read More »

2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season Arrives Early

Tropical Storm Ana

Despite the recently declared El Nino, known for inhibiting tropical activity, the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season got off to an early start last week with the development of Tropical Storm Ana. Forming on the 8th of May, Ana, asĀ  Ana before her (2003) is one of the earliest tropical storm formations for the Atlantic, with the hurricane season only officially ... Read More »

A Dry April For The Cape

lightning

April has been notably dry for what is often considered the first month of Autumn, at least for the Cape. On average Cape Town experiences 8 days of rain, and around 40mm in the month of April, more than double the average of March. However this year, Cape Town International Airport has recorded less than 2mm of rain. The effects ... Read More »

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