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Heatwave expected to sweep across Western parts of SA

Heatwave expected to sweep across Western parts of SA
A heatwave has been predicted to sweep across the Western parts of the country. Areas including the Cape Metropole, reaching as far as Alexander Bay, will be affected. Forecaster at the Cape Town weather office Michael Barnes predicts these weather patterns will last until 23 April. “It needs to be...
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Drought-weary Western Cape residents warned to prepare for floods

Drought-weary Western Cape residents warned to prepare for floods
Western Cape residents must start preparing for possible flooding when the winter rains arrive to break the drought, MEC for local government Anton Bredell said on Wednesday. With the province's dam levels at a worrying average of 22.1% - with Cape Town at 23.5% - Bredell warned that residents should...
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Warm, dry week expected across SA

Warm, dry week expected across SA
Following the Easter long weekend's rainy start, clear skies are expected across SA for the week ahead. For Tuesday, 18 April, the start of the second term of school will be a sunny one, with some coastal wind expected, the South African Weather Service says.  The winter might not be...
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SA warned to brace for cold, rainy weather ahead of Easter

SA warned to brace for cold, rainy weather ahead of Easter
The weather service also urged motorists travelling over the Easter weekend to exercise extra caution on the roads. A band of showers and thundershowers is expected over the central parts of the country on Thursday, according to the South African Weather Service. Forecaster Bransby Bulo said on Wednesday rainfall was...
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Western coastal region finally expecting 60% chance of rain

Western coastal region finally expecting 60% chance of rain
The western coastal region is finally expecting a 60% chance of rain on Thursday, 13 April, with a probability of rainfall from Hondeklip Bay in the Northern Cape to Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape. Wind Alert The South African Weather Service has also issued an alert for Gale force...
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El nino shifts geographic distribution of cholera cases in africa

El nino shifts geographic distribution of cholera cases in africa
Cholera cases in East Africa increase by roughly 50,000 during El Niño, the cyclical weather occurrence that profoundly changes global weather patterns, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. The findings, researchers say, could help health ministries anticipate future cholera surges during El Niño years and save...
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