Posted on 07 March 2014.
Posted on 06 March 2014.
Posted on 04 March 2014.
As predicted last Friday (28 February 2014), large amounts of tropically-sourced moisture have been influencing the eastern parts of the country since Saturday, 1 March 2014, and the system is enhanced by a steep upper-trough currently over the extreme western parts of the country. This has resulted in large amounts of rainfall over [...]
Posted on 04 March 2014.
Posted on 20 February 2014.
Date of issue: 19 February 2014 Moderate Tropical Storm “Guito” intensifying in the Mozambique Channel Current Situation: As at 08h00SAST (06H00UTC) this morning, the tropical low pressure system which has dominated the circulation pattern over the Mozambique Channel since the weekend, has now intensified sufficiently to be declared as a Moderate Tropical Storm and is [...]
Posted on 22 January 2014.
1. Advisory Seasonal Climate Watch February to June 2014 The skill of most models during a neutral ENSO period (neither El-Ñino nor La-Ñina) as experienced currently is limited and therefore the forecasts remain uncertain for rainfall and temperature conditions for the large part of South Africa. The forecasting system is showing weak probabilities for above-normal [...]
Posted on 16 January 2014.
16 January 2014 Heat wave conditions over the western and central interior: 16 – 19 January 2014 Heat wave conditions are currently being experienced in places over the western and central interior areas of South Africa and are expected to persist until Sunday, 19 January 2014. Areas affected are Gauteng, the western Bushveld of Limpopo, [...]
Posted on 06 December 2013.
The South African Weather Service (SAWS) predicts cloudy to overcast skies as well as heavy rainfall over the central, south-eastern and eastern parts as well as the northern areas of the country as from Monday 9 December extending into Wednesday 11 December 2013. According to the expected synoptic situation (see Figure 1 below), a high [...]
Posted on 15 November 2013.
Storms, heavy rain and gales this weekend At present, the Cape provinces of South Africa are enjoying a pleasant day, with temperatures mostly in the low to mid twenties (Centigrade) around the coasts, even exceeding 30 C at some inland localities. All this, however is set to change quite dramatically within the coming 24 hours [...]
Posted on 08 November 2013.
There is little scientific backing that links the change in weather to migraines. However certain weather elements, on an individual scale , have an effect on humans, whether it is direct or indirect. Neurologists usually advise their patients to keep a diary to serve as a self-diagnosis tool where they can record their migraine triggers [...]
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