Q: What cloud is so lazy because it will not get up? A: Fog. Q: Why don't meteorologists like to dine out on the moon? A: The moon has no atmosphere. Q: Where do clouds go to the bathroom? A: Anywhere they want Q: What did one raindrop say to the other? A: Two's company, [...]
Posted on 01 April 2015.
Q: What cloud is so lazy because it will not get up? A: Fog. Q: Why don’t meteorologists like to dine out on the moon? A: The moon has no atmosphere. Q: Where do clouds go to the bathroom? A: Anywhere they want Q: What did one raindrop say to the other? A: Two’s company, [...]
Posted on 25 February 2015.
( 4th April 2014 – By Sara Heddleston) Rare Yet Awesome Weather Phenomena That Will Blow Your Mind. Weather events and anomalies are a constant source of wonder. It makes sense why humans are left in awe by their power and beauty. Natural wonders are so impressive because they are completely out of our control. These [...]
Posted on 18 February 2015.
“Johannesburg is hit by electric storms every day during the summer months from November to March. It is a welcome, yet dramatic respite to the blistering heat.” This amazing story, is told in pictures by Alexius van der Westhuizen, a 46-year-old South African real-estate agent. Van der Westhuizen reveals that each picture is a composition of dozens [...]
Posted on 18 September 2014.
1. Expected developments according the South African Weather Services Current model analysis have identified what appears to be an intense cold front expected to move over the southwestern parts of the Western Cape on Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Mainly affecting the Western Cape Province and western parts of the Northern Cape Province from Wednesday [...]
Posted on 26 August 2014.
Intense Cold Front expected to move across the country! After some milder weather conditions over the eastern parts of the country over the past few weeks, the country needs to brace itself for intense cold fronts moving in from today, 26 August 2014, reaching the north-eastern [...]
Posted on 14 August 2014.
Southern Africa rainy season - October 1995-April 1996: According to Climate Prediction Center, NCEP/NWS/NOAA, Washington, D.C., in Southern Africa, the rainy season typically lasts from October to April and reaches maximum strength between November and March. Most locations receive more than 75% of their annual precipitation during this 7month period, with some parts in the [...]
Posted on 05 August 2014.
The South African Weather Service says the main weather event of this week will be the isolated to scattered showers and thundershowers expected across the central provinces of South Africa from Wednesday up to Saturday. The first of the thunderstorms are expected in a narrow band on Wednesday afternoon, through parts of the North-West, Free [...]
Posted on 25 July 2014.
Northern Cape – Karoo Hoogland (From 2014-07-25 12:00:00 to 2014-07-26 00:00:00) Disruptive snowfalls is expected over the southern high ground of the Northern Cape from Friday afternoon through to Saturday morning. Instructions : Be vigilant and take careful note of audio-visual media for updates and/or instructions from Disaster management personnel. Western Cape – City [...]
Posted on 23 July 2014.
1. Advisory Currently ENSO indicates a tendency for a moderate El Niño condition and is expected to continue strengthening toward the spring season, despite the fact that the influence of ENSO on the climate system of our region is more pronounced during summer season. The forecasting system is showing a tendency of above-normal rainfall conditions [...]
Posted on 23 July 2014.
23 July – 3 August – Check the five day weather forecast for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. From 23 July to 3 August, Glasgow will host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. This will be the third time Scotland have hosted the Commonwealth Games, but the first time for Glasgow, as the previous two were held in [...]
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