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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.…

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28 November 2009

The storms kept coming in after the long drought after I got there. The 28th November 2009 chase saw us targetting a storm to the South West of our location (Centurion, Pretoria). We headed out and after around 80 or so kilometers of driving we found ourselves just ahead and along side the storm- this was in the rural farmlands of Randfontein.…

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Duduza, East Rand Tornado!

Following hot on the heels of the Ficksburg tornado incident, there are now pictures coming through on social networking sites of a large, strong tornado which apparently hit Duduza in the East Rand earlier this evening. I cannot comment on the validity of the claims but the pictures look to be real, despite their low quality, likely due to being captured on a cell phone.…

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Van Dam Speaks on Cape Town Drought Situation
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Van Dam Speaks on Cape Town Drought Situation

With the Western Cape’s drought situation now reaching critical levels, with the entire province being declared a disaster area — international news agencies are even starting to pick up on the situation. Derek Van Dam, who was once an ETV meteorologist before later moving to CNN addressed the situation in a recent segment on the CNN news station.…

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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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