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Surprise Thunderstorms for Gauteng

On the 27 August 2009 there were numerous thunderstorms (Which were not forecast to occur) popping up in the Gauteng area, CAPE values were around 1000 J/kg which would allow for convective storms to form. While surface dew points remained lower than that usually expected with thunderstorms- moist air moving in from the west at mid-levels of the atmosphere allowed for enough instability to create storms.…

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17 May 1865 Great Storm

Though little information is available online as to the details of the 1865 Great Storm, there are a few facts which have trickled down in documentation over the past 150-odd years. The Great Storm as it became known was an extremely strong cold front which impacted the Cape Town area on the 17th May 1865.…

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The Chase Begins Tomorrow

Okay, so tomorrow is the big day- I get aboard a plane headed to Johannesburg tomorrow night where I will be picked up and then taken to Pretoria for my 2 week stay, I will return to Cape Town on the 30th November.…

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Maysak Becomes Season’s First Super Typhoon
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Maysak Becomes Season’s First Super Typhoon

A few days ago a post was made on Tropical Storm Maysak and the potential it posed to make it to Super Typhoon status. Yesterday that milestone was reached when Maysak was assigned Super Typhoon status and at the time of publication was moving WNW with 160mph / 260km/h (1-minute average) winds. …

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