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Tropical Cyclone Cook Makes Landfall in New Caledonia in the South Pacific

Tropical Cyclone Cook Makes Landfall in New Caledonia in the South Pacific
Tropical Cyclone Cook has made landfall in New Caledonia, a French territory in the south Pacific Ocean. Cook was the equivalent of a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale when it pushed into Grand Terre, the largest island of New Caledonia, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center....
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Karoo passes affected as rainfall continues across central SA

Karoo passes affected as rainfall continues across central SA
Heavy rainfall has severely impacted the central Karoo regions of South African, affecting traffic flow between De Rust and Beaufort West. News24 reports that a bus, previously trapped in Meiringspoort on Sunday evening, has been able to leave the pass on Monday afternoon. While no heavy rainfall alerts have been issued...
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Rain to make Easter road trips more hazardous

Rain to make Easter road trips more hazardous
Motorists are advised to exercise extra caution as wet weather conditions are expected in various parts of the country. Motorists who will be embarking on various road trips ahead of and during the Easter weekend, are advised to exercise extra caution as wet weather conditions are expected in various parts...
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Water restrictions for holidaymakers in KwaZulu-Natal

Water restrictions for holidaymakers in KwaZulu-Natal
Easter holiday visitors to KwaZulu-Natal have been urged to use water sparingly‚ as water restrictions remain in place even as dam levels in the province continue to rise “Thousands of visitors are expected in Durban‚ Pietermaritzburg and the north and south coasts of KwaZulu-Natal next weekend. Water consumption is expected...
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Africa weather summary

Africa weather summary


1. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits and degraded ground conditions across parts of northeastern Mozambique. 2. Despite a robust increase in rainfall following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Enawo during early March, considerable long-term moisture deficits remain due to well below-average rains earlier...
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Weather and climate extremes continue to set new records

Weather and climate extremes continue to set new records
Long heatwaves Prolonged and extreme heat has hit parts of Australia in January and February. The continuing extremes this year come despite the fading of 2016’s strong El Niño conditions, a phenomenon in the Pacific which pushes up global temperatures and affects weather patterns. Sea levels rose 15 millimeters from...
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