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The Cape Gets Snow

While the Western Cape continues to see beautiful sunny days for the majority and a few days of rain here and there, last week saw some snowfall occur on the Western Cape mountain ranges. A fairly decent strength cold front made landfall last Thursday and through late Thursday and through Friday morning temperatures were cold enough for snow to occur at elevations around 1300m and above.…

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How Hail is Formed

The process of how hail is formed is not an unusual one. The easiest way to think of it, is to think of the sky as a vertical gradient which gets colder as you ascend (though this is not always the case if there is an inversion), but let us assume for this example that the air gets colder the higher you go.…

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HMC Rescue

This isn’t really related to weather, but more associated with an emergency situation. Today, the 22nd of May 2011 saw the Helderberg Nature Reserve host the Helderberg Mountain Challenge, an event with varied levels difficulty. There was the 1km garden dash for those not wanting to tackle the obstacles of the more challenging options.…

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Winter is Coming
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Winter is Coming

It seems that South Africa, and in particular the Western Cape, will begin to finally experience weather conditions fitting to the season. The months of March through May have been excessively dry, resulting in shortages of dam water in several areas, as well as the drying up of several vleis.…

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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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Mitchell Krog – Storm Photography
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Mitchell Krog – Storm Photography

Mitchell Krog is a Johannesburg based wildlife and landscape photographer who specializes in fine art photography. His work has been published in numerous print media and online publications, as well as having received accolades both locally and internationally for his work.…

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