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Welcome to Hurricane Season 2010

And June is upon us again, and for those of us who track hurricanes this means one thing… TRACKING TIME! The 1st June marks the official opening of the Atlantic hurricane season, and while tropical cyclonic storms are present in various areas of the world throughout the year, the Atlantic storms are the ones with the most media attention, as these are the storms that impact the United States.…

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Snow Throughout South Africa

As the final cold front exits the country the Western Cape is cleaning up the damage caused from large swells, heavy rains and strong winds. Though the rough seas and the rainfall was the primary focus in the Western Cape, along the Southern Cape Coast the winds were more of a concern with extremely strong wind gusts measured.…

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Floods and Snow – June 2011

As predicted several days ago, the past few days have seen a variety of severe weather scenarios, all due to a cut-off low pressure system which developed early in the week in Namibia. The cut-off low’s first significant effects were felt on Tuesday 7th June 2011 when snowfall began in Namibia, a rare but not unheard of occurance.…

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Tropical Storm Joalane Set To Become Cyclone
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Tropical Storm Joalane Set To Become Cyclone

Some tropical news closer to home this week with the development of Tropical Storm Joalane, which is currently at Severe Tropical Storm strength to the east of Madagascar. Joalane has been steadily strengthening over the past few days as it’s moved slowly to the west.…

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Maysak Becomes Season’s First Super Typhoon
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Maysak Becomes Season’s First Super Typhoon

A few days ago a post was made on Tropical Storm Maysak and the potential it posed to make it to Super Typhoon status. Yesterday that milestone was reached when Maysak was assigned Super Typhoon status and at the time of publication was moving WNW with 160mph / 260km/h (1-minute average) winds. …

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Tropical Storm Maysak – Future Super Typhoon?
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Tropical Storm Maysak – Future Super Typhoon?

The Pacific Ocean is currently playing host to a newly developed tropical storm system named Maysak. Tropical Storm Maysak is currently located East-Southeast of the island of Guam. Over the course of the next 5 days the storm is expected to move West-Northwest, with increasing wind speeds as it moves over areas of low shear and favourable sea surface temperatures (as is often the case with Pacific storms).…

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