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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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Autumn is Here
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Autumn is Here

The summer is essentially over, sure we are likely to see a few more twitches before the rigor mortis sets in, but overall the patterns will begin to change to that of a more wintery nature. Though with that said, for many of us in the Western Cape, we never really got any summer rainfall at all, while we’re in a Mediterranean climate and we get our typical rainfall from cold fronts in the winter, each summer there’s usually at least 5 or so troughs which dig deep enough to provide us with some tropical rains – this year there has been a distinct lack of such weather.…

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Summer Rainfall Forecast

While the northern parts have begun to feel the beginning of spring with temperatures in the upper 30s in KZN and a few thunderstorms in the Gauteng area the GFS is showing a classic summer rainfall pattern near the end of the latest run.…

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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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Wind, Rain and Snow on the Cards
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Wind, Rain and Snow on the Cards

The coming few days will see a series of noteworthy weather events including rain, wind and snow for some areas. Despite a few strong cold fronts bringing heavy rains to the Cape over the past few months, dam levels remain alarmingly low and the Western Cape will be hoping for some more winter weather, if they are to avoid possible water restrictions come summer.…

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Wild Weekend Weather Expected
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Wild Weekend Weather Expected

The country is still feeling the effects of this past weekend’s cold front which brought freezing temperatures to parts of the country, and snowfalls to the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Lesotho. But while the temperatures remain low in the wake of the front, our attention has already turned to the next weather event which is set to occur on Friday, and through into Saturday morning before clearing later on Saturday.…

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The Cold Returns – Snow For Western Cape This Weekend
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The Cold Returns – Snow For Western Cape This Weekend

After a fairly mild and mostly dry couple weeks for most of the South-Western Cape, things look set to change this weekend with the arrival of cold front, which looks likely to start impacting the province from Saturday afternoon to evening.…

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Big Snow Totals Possible For Lesotho This Weekend
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Big Snow Totals Possible For Lesotho This Weekend

The latest model guidance is looking extremely positive for snow enthusiasts in the north-eastern parts of the country, with the possibility for heavy snow in both Lesotho and the far NE parts of the Eastern Cape. For those who may not have been following this event, we have been tracking the progress of the forecast models for days now, with numerous “flip-flop” scenarios.…

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Model Inconsistencies Leave Snow Potential Up In The Air
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Model Inconsistencies Leave Snow Potential Up In The Air

Firstly, I’d like to state the discussion of this upcoming weather events poses a larger than normal degree of uncertainty and that it should be noted by all readers that due to the timeframe of the events discussed herein, it’s still very possible for there to be significant changes to the outlook.…

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Models Hint At Snowy Week Ahead
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Models Hint At Snowy Week Ahead

Update #2 – 15 June 2015: The weather event in question has been subject to a lot of “flip-flopping” with forecast specifics changing slightly every few hours, making it difficult to pin point the exact conditions which can be expected, however with the system now almost here – the forecast is a bit more reliable.…

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