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Seasons Show Signs of Change

After a week of heat waves in the Western Cape, with temperatures touching 40’C in places, some welcome relief is at hand. Some frontal activity will be approaching from the west over the next week, and while no rain is expected for Cape Town, temperatures are forecast to remain in the lower to mid 20s, this being nearly half of that we’ve been experiencing over the previous few days.…

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Hurricane Irene – A US Threat

While local weather over the past week has been far from dead, it’s the tropical Atlantic that has had the vast majority of my attention. For those not following the Atlantic hurricane seasons, 2005 was a monster year which beat almost every record and saw the names list being brought into the Greek alphabet, 2005 also spawned the unforgetable Hurricane Katrina, which I was also tracking for days prior to it’s formation.…

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The Cape of No Storms
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The Cape of No Storms

Altocumulus move in with the trough, as seen from Sir Lowry’s Pass, 50km east of Cape Town. Last week we discussed the thunderstorm possibilities tied to an upper trough that moved down from Namibia, over the Northern and Western Cape. Unfortunately for chasers in the Cape, as has seemingly become standard, the system never brought with it the activity that was hoped for and instead Cape Town once against found itself missing out.…

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Wild Weekend Weather Expected
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Wild Weekend Weather Expected

The country is still feeling the effects of this past weekend’s cold front which brought freezing temperatures to parts of the country, and snowfalls to the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Lesotho. But while the temperatures remain low in the wake of the front, our attention has already turned to the next weather event which is set to occur on Friday, and through into Saturday morning before clearing later on Saturday.…

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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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