Search

You may also like

Articles Local News

Cape Town Storm 7th March 2010

The past 2 weeks have been really interesting around the Cape Town area. Temperatures exceeded 35 degrees Celcius for close to 10 days in a row in many places, with recorded temperatures of 46’C in Paarl over the past weekend. It’s funny that just a few weeks ago I was talking about the lack of a general summer weather pattern and just days after that post a very typical intense summer weather pattern set in.…

Articles Local News

HMC Rescue

This isn’t really related to weather, but more associated with an emergency situation. Today, the 22nd of May 2011 saw the Helderberg Nature Reserve host the Helderberg Mountain Challenge, an event with varied levels difficulty. There was the 1km garden dash for those not wanting to tackle the obstacles of the more challenging options.…

0 Views
February 2000 – Tropical Cyclone Eline
Articles Local News

February 2000 – Tropical Cyclone Eline

Tropical cyclones are not uncommon in the South and South West Indian ocean but rarely do ones come as close to making South African landfall as Tropical Cyclone Eline did. Eline started out as a consolidating area of low pressure to the far east of Madagascar and about 2500 km east of Mauritius on the 8 February 2000, typically with tropical cyclones that form in this vicinity they progress towards the south west and then turn south as they encounter weaknesses in the high pressure ridge.…

Local News

0 Views
Articles Local News

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.…

0 Views
Articles Local News

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.…

0 Views
Articles Local News

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. …

0 Views
Articles Local News

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.…

0 Views
Articles Local News

Strong Storms in Eastern Cape

Around 16:30 today, 5 May 2009 there were a series of strong thunderstorms visible on the 50km East London radar which peaked at around 60 dBz which usually indicates extremely heavy rain or hail. These storms were originally heading south east before changing direction and heading north east for a while just to the north west of East London.…

0 Views
Articles Local News

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.…

0 Views
Articles Local News

Winter Weather To Begin

After a fairly dry summer it seems as though winter is knocking on the door, there have been a few weak fronts pushing through as well as a cut-off low during the second last week of April. This system brought some thundershowers to the Western Cape and Eastern Cape regions with several squall lines developing.…

0 Views
Articles Local News

16/17 April 2009 – Cape Town Mammatus Event

On the morning of the 16th April 2009 a sharp trough situated to the North West of Cape Town was resulting in some unstable weather with a risk of thundershowers in the area. At 08:15 it was noted on the Cape Town Webcam that a small amount of mammatus were evident near Table Mountain, during the next 15 minutes the mammatus clouds started developing rapidly along the edge of the passing cloud band.…

Skip to toolbar