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4 December 1809 – Milnerton Earthquake

On 4 December 1809 residents of Cape Town were witness to a rare powerful earthquake in the Western Cape, according to reports the 1809 Cape Town earthquake which occurred beneath what is now Milnerton, took place in the latter period of the night at around 10pm.…

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Tornado Rips Through Donnybrook, KZN

Over 3000 people were left homeless and more than 20 injured when what is a suspected tornado ripped through the small KZN town of Donnybrook on Friday the 6th November 2009. Severe thunderstorms began forming on Friday where an isolated supercell thunderstorm dropped a tornado on the town.…

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Storm Chaser Database

Below is a list of storm chasers / storm spotters in South Africa. Storm chasing can be expensive when done alone and with minimal severe weather enthusiasts in South Africa this tends to limit the amount of chases and leaves us with loop holes in documentation of severe storms in South Africa.…

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5 Crazy Close Encounters With Tornadoes
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5 Crazy Close Encounters With Tornadoes

Each year hundreds of tornadoes touch down across the United States of America, some of us chase them, while others find themselves chased. With almost everyone now holding some form of video recording device on them, whether it be a mobile phone or an iPad, the amount of video footage of close encounters with tornadoes has become more and more common.…

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