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Climate Change Checkup, May 2018


April 2018 set new warmest April records in many places. Image courtesy of NOAA. NOAA’s ‘Global Climate Report — April, 2018 indicates that the atmosphere is back to its trend line after two years of ominous deviations in the direction of excessive warming, almost certainly due to El Niño. As...
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Extremely high fire danger for West Coast

Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the Namakwa district and the northern interior of the West Coast district on Wednesday. Rain Isolated showers are expected for the eastern to south-eastern parts of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), and the eastern tip of Mpumalanga. Heavy rains are then predicted for the north-eastern...
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Heavy rain for eastern parts of SA

Heavy rainfall can be expected for the eastern parts of South Africa with cool temperatures on Tuesday. Watch Heavy falls of rain leading to localised flooding are expected in places over the extreme northern and eastern parts of Limpopo, northeastern parts of Mpumalanga as well as along the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN)...
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Widespread showers predicted for most of SA

Temperatures are expected to drop from the current mild conditions across the country on Monday. Rain Widespread showers and thundershowers are expected over the eastern parts of the North West, northern and eastern parts of Free State and in Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Kwa-Zulu Natal on Monday. Temperatures Minimum temperatures...
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Fire dangers in parts of the Northern Cape

Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the northern central parts of the Northern Cape on Thursday. Temperatures Minimum temperatures are expected to be cool to cold across most of the country, including the West Coast, the southern coastline, and the central and northern parts of the country, with...
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Heavy rain for dry Western Cape

The dry Western Cape can expect heavy rain and gale force winds, with flooding in certain areas on Tuesday.  Alerts Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the northeastern parts of the Eastern Cape and the southeastern parts of the Free State. Gale force northwesterly winds (60-75km/h) are expected...
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