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Mild day across SA, with light showers in parts

While Monday saw some welcomed rain across the Western Cape, only a slight chance of showers can be expected across the coastal regions of the country.   There have been no weather alerts issued for Tuesday, 26 September - as the coastal regions of the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and...
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Rain across 6 SA provinces, fire danger conditions in parts

hile most of the country expects rainfall on Friday, 22 September, high fire danger conditions continue in parts of SA. South African Weather Service (SAWS) issued a warning that extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the north-eastern parts of the Northern Cape, including Upington, and western parts of...
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Heavy storms wreak havoc in KZN

Disaster management teams are on alert, and schools are urged to take stock of the weather before embarking on excursions. At least one person has died as a result of storms that have hit KwaZulu-Natal. Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube on Monday conveyed her condolences to the Zungu...
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Light rain on south coast with Northern Cape fire warning

Light rain expected on the south coast and Garden Route, and high fire conditions for Northern Cape on Tuesday, 18 September. From Hermanus in the Western Cape to Port Edward in the Eastern Cape there will be 30% chance of rain. The SA Weather Service has also issued a warning...
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Category-5 Maria makes landfall in ‘potentially catastrophic’ hurricane

Hurricane Maria strengthened into a “potentially catastrophic” Category Five storm as it barrelled into eastern Caribbean islands still reeling from Irma, forcing residents to evacuate in powerful winds and lashing rain. The maximum-strength storm made landfall on the Caribbean island of Dominica around 0115 GMT Tuesday with top winds swirling...
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Rain in SA's east while fire danger conditions persist in North West

Following adverse weather conditions along the country's coastal area over the weekend, the week starts off with more rain expected in SA's north-eastern parts, while high fire danger conditions continue in North West on Monday, 18 September. Over the weekend, several alerts were issued by SA Weather Service (SAWS), which...
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