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Heavy Rain for Cape

Image : 6 hour rainfall prediction Friday 20:00 – Saturday 02:00 Image Credit : NCEP   A developing cold front which is expected to make landfall on Friday the 5th June 2009 is set to bring a possibility of some very heavy rainfall to areas of the Western Cape.…

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2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season Gets First Spark
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2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season Gets First Spark

While we’re still more than 2 months away from the official opening of the 2011 hurricane season in the Atlantic, the weather is starting to get a little interesting already. While Spring has just started showing in North America, we already have an invest in the Atlantic off the African coast.…

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Models Hint At Snowy Week Ahead
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Models Hint At Snowy Week Ahead

Update #2 – 15 June 2015: The weather event in question has been subject to a lot of “flip-flopping” with forecast specifics changing slightly every few hours, making it difficult to pin point the exact conditions which can be expected, however with the system now almost here – the forecast is a bit more reliable.…

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U.S Tornado Season Strikes
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U.S Tornado Season Strikes

A lot of us trackers and severe weather watchers have been surprised by how slow the American tornado season has been so far this year. Statistically, last week the numbers were well below average with only a few moderate risk days and most of them turning out to be a bust.…

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Autumn is Here
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Autumn is Here

The summer is essentially over, sure we are likely to see a few more twitches before the rigor mortis sets in, but overall the patterns will begin to change to that of a more wintery nature. Though with that said, for many of us in the Western Cape, we never really got any summer rainfall at all, while we’re in a Mediterranean climate and we get our typical rainfall from cold fronts in the winter, each summer there’s usually at least 5 or so troughs which dig deep enough to provide us with some tropical rains – this year there has been a distinct lack of such weather.…

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A Quiet South African Summer
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A Quiet South African Summer

Weather throughout the country has been fairly quiet over recent weeks. We often find ourselves with extended spells of severe thunderstorms up country in late summer, with tornadoes occassionally reported. This year however things seem to be a bit more quieter, and dry – especially in the southern parts.…

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Rains Cause Havoc

The past week has seen excessive flooding occurring throughout the northern and north eastern parts of South Africa, as well as into neighbouring countries. The rains, which started over a week ago now, primarily in Mozambique spread further south and began impacting South Africa mid to late last week.…

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Hurricane Sandy – The Once in a Lifetime Storm
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Hurricane Sandy – The Once in a Lifetime Storm

You are by now all aware of Hurricane Sandy and the damage she did to the north east coast of America, so instead of following the media on their journey of discussing the economic cost, loss of life and relation to the presidential election, this article will be based on the meteorological side of Hurricane Sandy.…

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All Eyes On The Tropics

Well it’s that time of the year again, when eyes are focused on the Atlantic ocean. The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season started off with a bang with 2 named storms forming in May and a further 2 forming in June. We went through the whole of July without a single tropical storm forming, but when August came around, this started to heat up again.…

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Johannesburg a Winter Wonderland and the Cape Braces
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Johannesburg a Winter Wonderland and the Cape Braces

This past week has seen some dramatic weather across South Africa as cold conditions swept from the Western Cape through to the northern provinces, and while some good amounts of snowfalls fell on the Western Cape mountains, the real topic of conversation on everyone’s lips was the snowfall that fell through many areas of Gauteng.…

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Cold, Wet and Wintery

Winter has continued to be quite a wet one, at least for most of the Western Cape where we’ve seen a large number of mild to moderate cold fronts keeping the temperatures down for most of July, in fact there were very few days where the mercury got above the 20’C mark.…

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Tornadoes, Hurricanes and More

It’s been a while since my last update, and for that I apologize. I have been quite busy lately working on my other website dedicated to birding and my general photography, but I have most certainly been keeping a close eye on global weather and promise to get back into more article entries again, especially now with winter here restricting my birding.…

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Atlantic Pre-Season Storms

I keep having to check my calendar to make sure I’ve got the current date right… It’s only May 28 today and already we have had 2 tropical storms in the Atlantic and a major hurricane in the Eastern Pacific. For those of you versed in hurricane tracking you’ll know that the hurricane season starts officially on June 1st and storm formations prior to the season starting, while not unheard of, is fairly uncommon.…

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