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November Update – Winter back in Cape Town?

After a few weeks of warm and enjoyable weather Cape Town is set to experience cold wintery conditions yet again, a series of cold fronts will bring rain to the Western Cape for the next 9 days, which is a long period even if it were winter- the odd part being that it’s now November.…

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First road trip with No2 Vegburner

Many may have noticed “vegburner” and “offroader”  with my avatar. Well, the offroader part is quite clear in most of my pics, and the vegburner refers to running a diesel engine on veg oil, ie processed used cooking oil from restaurants. …

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New Cloud Type Named

The above image is a photograph I managed to take earlier this year showing an example of these Undulatus Asperatus near Cape Town. To quote wikipedia: “Undulatus asperatus (or alternately, asperatus) is a rare, newly recognized cloud formation, that was proposed in 2009 as the first cloud formation added since cirrus intortus in 1951 to the International Cloud Atlas of the World Meteorological Organization.…

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US Tornado Outbreak – 26 April 2009

The ingredients were looking good for storm developing for days leading up till the 26th with dew points touching 70’F and good shear profiles with CAPE and EHI indexes all looking decent for tornado development. Early on the 26th the Storm Prediction Center issued a rare “High Risk” alert for parts of the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma reaching up to Kansas.…

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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.…

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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.…

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