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Series of Rain, Cold and Wind for Western Cape

Update    Latest GFS model guidence as well as EURO (ECMWF) guidence is showing the possibility of some very extreme weather for maritime travellers off to the south of South Africa. The EURO is showing wind speeds in excess of 90km/h. This would make sense given the latest intensity of the low pressure system which appears to be deepening to around 930hpa. …

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How Hail is Formed

The process of how hail is formed is not an unusual one. The easiest way to think of it, is to think of the sky as a vertical gradient which gets colder as you ascend (though this is not always the case if there is an inversion), but let us assume for this example that the air gets colder the higher you go.…

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Snow Throughout South Africa

As the final cold front exits the country the Western Cape is cleaning up the damage caused from large swells, heavy rains and strong winds. Though the rough seas and the rainfall was the primary focus in the Western Cape, along the Southern Cape Coast the winds were more of a concern with extremely strong wind gusts measured.…

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Severe Weather Begins – 23 June 2009

As forecast by the South African Weather Service and as predicted by users in the forum- The Western Cape began to receive some rough weather conditions. The weather began Monday 22 June 2009 with light showers and winds beginning to increase to near 45 km/h.…

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20-22 June 2009 Cold Front

Gordon Richardson of CapeTownSkies.com has continued to comment in the forums of the next cold front likely to hit South Africa this coming weekend. Bringing with it the likely-hood of some moderate falls of rain, strong winds and possible snow. Situation as of Wednesday 17 June 2009 “The GFS model outputs at 00Z on Wed 17th give a little more clarity to the upcoming weekend.…

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Approaching Cold Front and Snowfalls

Gordon Richardson had the following to say in the forums section of the website. “The synoptic outlook looks a bit different this morning (Mon 15th), with the deep low intensifying and a secondary front likely to brush the Western Cape on Wed 17th, bringing wet and windy weather.…

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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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Another Stormy Weekend

28 May 2009 Update The latest GFS model run (18z, 27 May 2009) is showing slightly less rainfall than previous runs for the Western Cape, though larger amounts for the southern coastal areas of the Eastern Cape. The main aspects continue to be that of the extremely cold temperatures likely to be felt over the weekend.…

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21 May 2009 – Cape Town Thunderstorm

Cape Town got an unexpected dose of thunderstorm activity on the 21 May 2009, when a trough which was situated along the West Coast seemed to close into a coastal low pressure around Cape Town. This caused some upper air instability which coupled with the moisture present was enough to produce some unforecast thundershowers.…

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Latest on Weekend Storm

Latest model guidance is showing what could be a very rough ride for residents of both the Western Cape and areas of the Eastern Cape this coming weekend. Rainfall estimates have shot up for Saturday around Cape Town, Boland, Winelands and areas of the Overberg.…

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Rough Seas and Gale Force Winds

Model data continues with the depiction of a weekend of rough weather for parts of both the Western and Eastern Cape. Latest guidance is showing wind speeds reaching up to 40 knots at Cape Point, while remaining around 25-30 knots for Cape Town City and most other southern parts of the Western Cape.…

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Series of Rain, Cold and Wind for Western Cape

Update    Latest GFS model guidence as well as EURO (ECMWF) guidence is showing the possibility of some very extreme weather for maritime travellers off to the south of South Africa. The EURO is showing wind speeds in excess of 90km/h. This would make sense given the latest intensity of the low pressure system which appears to be deepening to around 930hpa. …

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Supercell near Durban

South African storm chaser Mungo Poore managed to spot this well defined hook echo on the Durban radar on the 6th of May 2009. There were no confirmed reports of tornadoes or funnel clouds at the time of writing this article but hook echoes are the tell tail signs for possible tornado development.…

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