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Thundershowers for Northern South Africa

A low pressure system is currently situated around the North West province which has been pulling moisture down from the north into areas such as Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West Province and part of the Free State. This set up will allow for showers and thundershowers with fairly decent rainfall totals of near 10mm per 24 hours for many parts.…

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Thunderstorms Light Up Cape Town
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Thunderstorms Light Up Cape Town

After an extensive lull of visually appealing thunderstorm activity, Cape Town finally got a show again this weekend when a weak upper trough brought tropical moisture down from the northern parts of the country. The first thunderstorms were experienced late on Saturday night and into Sunday morning, but the real show occurred later on the evening of Sunday the 23rd when several storm cells moved over Cape Town and the surrounding areas.…

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100kt Enawo Set For Intense Landfall Within 12 hours
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100kt Enawo Set For Intense Landfall Within 12 hours

Tropical Cyclone Enawo underwent rapid intensification today, ramping itself up to a 100kt Intense Tropical Cyclone, with landfall almost a certainty at this point. This brings the storm into the ‘Category 4 Tropical Cyclone’ category, when using the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale format.…

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Cape of (April) Storms

Last week saw a trough approach the Western Cape from the west with some very cold polar air aloft. It was from an early stage that this system would have the possibility for thunderstorm development, CAPE values were forecast to remain low but there were some positive (well… negative) LI numbers coming out of the model outputs.…

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First Snow of 2012

A strong cold front pushed through the Western Cape this Easter weekend, moderate winds, some heavy falls of rain and rough seas were present in places on Saturday and Sunday. This storm system also brought us the first snow of the year with webcam images from Sutherland on Sunday showing light snow accumulation on the ground.…

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Autumn is Here

Today marks the date of the autumnal equinox for the Southern Hemisphere, while the Northern Hemisphere welcome Spring. As far as weather in concerned, this means we can start expecting to see a change in weather patterns that are more associated with the winter months.…

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Tropical Storm Irina Forecast to Reach Cyclone Status Again

Tropical storm Irina is currently located off the east coast of South Africa and as can be expected, the storm remains fairly weak, this is mainly due to the fact that the water temperatures as far south as tropical storm Irina is, are less conductive for strengthening than further north.…

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Irina Expected to Become Cyclone Off Mozambique

NOTE: This article is edited with updates pertaining to the latest information on Irina, scroll down to the bottom of the article for the latest. The excitement continues in the South West Indian Ocean this year with another tropical storm located just off the Mozambique coast which has already brought heavy rains to the area with the bulk of the convection located on the West-Northwest side of the storm.…

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Holy Active Indian Ocean Batman!

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Tropical Cyclone Giovanna

As discussed and predicted yesterday, Invest 98S has formed quickly into Moderate Tropical Storm Giovanna. The development of this storm was a bit quicker than expected and looking at the intensity forecasts, it’s going to be a bit stronger than I expected too.…

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Tropical Invest 98S Could Be Giovanna
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Tropical Invest 98S Could Be Giovanna

There is a new area of interest in the South Indian Ocean, a disturbance has been present over the past couple of days and has showed increasing signs of organization. The area has been labelled as Invest 98S and looks to become our next tropical storm in the South Indian Ocean.…

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Cape Town Weather

Currently there are a few features that I am looking at with interest, but first I’d like to touch on an exciting event for those of us in Cape Town, we had our first decent thunderstorms in almost a year. On Monday the 6th of February 2012 Cape Town received some pretty awesome little thunderstorms, What made them awesome wasn’t the fact that they were severe, because they were nothing close to being severe, but rather the nature of the cloud structures.…

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Invest 90L – No Winter for Soutnern US?
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Invest 90L – No Winter for Soutnern US?

                  Locally there were a few isolated interesting weather events of the past couple of weeks, a few severe thunderstorms in the northern parts, flooding in the Eastern Cape and heat waves in the Western Cape, but I’d like to focus this article on the United States… For those who have not been following international weather, there has been a somewhat global lack of winter over the past few months, the United States and Europe were places that were most noticeably affected by the lack of winter, more in particular the United Kingdom and the southern U.S states.…

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