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Berg winds and dust storm, N-Cape coast 17 Apr 2015
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Berg winds and dust storm, N-Cape coast 17 Apr 2015

Following the cold-fronts that passed over South Africa earlier this week, a dominant high-pressure cell moved in south of the country. This produced warmer conditions, and a change in the surface wind patterns. Yesterday morning’s Terra Modis satellite overpass (10am on Fri 17th) shows large dust plumes off the West coast of South Africa (N-Cape), which are usually produced by strong offshore (berg) winds.…

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Snow charts 1-2 Jul 2016
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Snow charts 1-2 Jul 2016

This chart from http://www.snow-forecast.com shows the expected 3-day coverage during the passage of the cold-front period between 2am on Fri 1st to 8am on Sat 2nd. Precipitation will vary by location, from heavy (5-10cm+)  in the SW&S-Cape, to much lighter  (1-5cm) inland in the N-Cape, and eventually over parts of KZN.…

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Mid-November Trough

It seems that I should do more updates, as it appears to bring on more interesting weather. After my post last week, Cape Town got some rare weather conditions. While most of us were expecting a fairly typical weak cold front bringing some light rain and tossing the ocean up a bit, what we really got was some exciting thunderstorm action.…

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Tropical Cyclone Threat For Madagascar
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Tropical Cyclone Threat For Madagascar

Image by Mtotec We have a new named storm in the Indian Ocean, with invest 95S off the north east of Madagascar being upgraded to a Moderate Tropical Storm this morning in the 06z update from Meteo France. The storm has taken on the name Enawo, and is the 5th named storm of the season for the basin.…

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