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Cape Floods – A Cut-Off Low To Remember
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Cape Floods – A Cut-Off Low To Remember

This post will be a mix of meteorological discussions about the system as well as my own personal experience with this storm, being stuck in the hardest hit area myself. It started with a forum thread posted on Monday the 11th November.…

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Update On The #CapeStorm – Damage and Forecast
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Update On The #CapeStorm – Damage and Forecast

Image by Gordon Richardson As expected the first cold front pushed through last night at around 10pm, bringing with it the relief of rain and some wind too. By early morning, the area of lowest pressure passed by, causing some extremely strong winds, with Cape Point recording a gust of 124km/h and then another 120km/h gust in the late morning.…

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Summer? Where’d You Go?

As you may have noticed, there haven’t been any updates in quite a while, and while the blame could be placed on the start of a new personal relationship and thus less time behind a computer screen, the main reason in fact is simply that I cannot find anything worth writing about!…

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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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A Dry April For The Cape

April has been notably dry for what is often considered the first month of Autumn, at least for the Cape. On average Cape Town experiences 8 days of rain, and around 40mm in the month of April, more than double the average of March.…

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