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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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Gale force winds, severe thunderstorms heading to SA

Gale force winds, severe thunderstorms heading to SA
The South African Weather Service warns of severe thunderstorms expected in Gauteng, the south-western Bushveld of Limpopo, the western parts of Mpumalanga, eastern parts of the North-West and the central parts of the Free State on Thursday, 6 April.  Along the Cape coast from Langebaan to Cape Agulhas, the SA...
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Cape Town's Taps Could Really Run Dry

Cape Town's Taps Could Really Run Dry
No guarantee of winter rain, scientists say Taps may run dry in the drought-stricken city of Cape Town and the south-western Cape as dam levels drop and rainfall forecasts for the region over the next few months are no better than chance, said local scientist Nicky Allsopp. There is enough...
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M 5.2 Earthquake, 8km S of Stilfontein, South Africa

M 5.2 Earthquake, 8km S of Stilfontein, South Africa
An earthquake with magnitude 5.2 occurred 8km S of Stilfontein, South Africa at 03:08:51.13 UTC on Apr 3, 2017. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)
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Dry, hot start to the week in SA

Dry, hot start to the week in SA
Cape Town – The week ahead is off to a dry, hot start, according to the forecast which shows little rain over the next two days, and extremely hot conditions in the northern parts of the country.   The South African Weather Service warns extremely high fire danger conditions are...
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Increased El Nino risk

Increased El Nino risk
The prospects of an El Nino weather pattern forming in the next few months has risen significantly, the South African Weather Service said on Monday. El Nino usually heralds dry weather in southern Africa. Last year it was seen as the main cause of a drought that hit crop production,...
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