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Cape Town Gets Some Snow

Cape Town got a taste of winter in it’s purest form over the past few days, with a strong cold front making landfall on Sunday the 13th June. By Monday 14th, snow had already plastered much of the higher mountain peaks.…

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All Eyes on the Tropics

It’s been over two months since the Atlantic hurricane season started and we are still without a named storm, making 2009 one of the ten latest starting seasons in the past 50 years. Proving just how erratic the tropics are, after 2005 many were calling the activity on global warming, but the past 4 years have showed that there is often little predictability in the tropics.…

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Snow, Snow and more Snow

There were plenty of warnings issued by the South African Weather Service earlier in the week regarding the possibility for heavy snow falls as well as very cold temperatures across large parts of the country. They were spot on as temperatures dropped to below zero in many parts, with maximum temperatures in Elliot peaking at just under 4’C.…

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Tropical Cyclone Effects Possible for South Africa
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Tropical Cyclone Effects Possible for South Africa

Mainstream media has already picked up on a tropical formation that is likely to occur within the next 24 hours within the Mozambique Channel. An area of disturbed weather currently exists within a large area of low pressure inside the channel.…

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Major Hurricane Matthew – Massive Damage Potential
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Major Hurricane Matthew – Massive Damage Potential

Hurricane Matthew has been moving slowly in the Caribbean this past week, after strengthening rapidly over the weekend. In fact, the storm grew in strength from a mere category 1 hurricane to a ferocious category 5 with wind speeds of 160mph in a period of less than 24 hours.…

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Cut-off Low Brings Weather Chaos Across Country

As discussed last week, a cut-off low developed over the country on the weekend and with it, has thus far brought fascinating and in some cases chaotic weather conditions with it to many parts of the country. By Sunday snowfall was already seen across much of the Drakensberg, setting the stage for further more intense snowfall overnight and into Monday the 25th, with the cut-off low developing from the upper trough.…

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Wild Weather Across South Africa
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Wild Weather Across South Africa

It’s been a week of interesting weather developments with a cut off low causing chaos across much of the country. The COL developed over the western parts of the country late last week initially bringing with it Black South-Easter conditions to the Western Cape.…

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Cold Front Poses Snow Potential This Weekend
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Cold Front Poses Snow Potential This Weekend

Update (Thurs 28th). The model runs have converged nicely (though with some detail changes), and show widespread and fairly deep snow coverage in places during Sat 30th:     Original text: Just days after the Cape experienced their first real winter storm of the year, another cold front is forecast to impact the country this coming weekend.…

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Cape Braces for Autumn Storm
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Cape Braces for Autumn Storm

While it may only be late April, the eyes of Western Cape residents are fixed on a strong cold front set to make landfall on Friday 22nd. While rain had already begun to fall around the coastal areas of the province on Wednesday night, the real action is still forecast to occur on Friday afternoon.…

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Hurricane Patricia Sets World Records
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Hurricane Patricia Sets World Records

While the Atlantic remains quiet, Hurricane Patricia in the Eastern Pacific has become the strongest ever hurricane within the basin, with latest official measurements at 185mph (sustained surface winds), with higher gusts and a central pressure of 892mb (Recon data showed flight level winds of 179kt measured).…

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Amazing Cumulonimbus Near Germiston
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Amazing Cumulonimbus Near Germiston

These images were taken yesterday (15 October 2015) by Dustin Henrico of a storm to the South East of Germiston in Gauteng.…

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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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Winter Weather Brings Snow and Flooding to South Africa
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Winter Weather Brings Snow and Flooding to South Africa

After the weather events that took place in the Western Cape in the middle of last week, focus shifted towards the interior and the eastern coastal areas for the weekend. As we discussed in our previous article we posted last week, we had our eyes on a low pressure that was forecast to develop towards the north eastern parts of the country, where models were predicting heavy rains and impressive snowfalls through much of Lesotho and into the Eastern Cape, as well as parts of KZN.…

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