Posted on 17 April 2014.
Posted on 12 March 2014.
RAINFALL STATISTICS FOR THE FIRST TEN DAYS OF MARCH 2014 South Africa experienced excessive rainfall over the eastern and north-eastern parts of the country during the first 10 days of March 2014, which had an impact on people’s lives and infrastructure over at least four provinces. According to media reports, numerous roads as well as [...]
Posted on 10 March 2014.
During the past week, the north-eastern parts of the country have been experiencing heavy rains which led to flooding in many places. These heavy rains were caused by the presence of an upper-air trough (extension of a low pressure) in the upper portions of the atmosphere and allowed for plenty of tropically-sourced air mass to [...]
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, [...]
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