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SA expected to become hotter and drier over next 30 years

SA expected to become hotter and drier over next 30 years
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) have released a joint report tackling the effects that climate change will have on South Africa in coming years, and unless the impacts of it aren't mitigated, SA could be in hot water. The Department...
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Rain in Western Cape, high fire danger in Northern Cape

Rain in Western Cape, high fire danger in Northern Cape
The South African Weather Service warns that extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the northern parts of the Northern Cape on Friday 30 June. The region in which fire danger is expected covers Upington, Kuruman, Prieska and Wanvyksvlei. Rain On Friday, 80% chance of rain is expected at...
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Half-a-degree of warming boosted extreme weather

Half-a-degree of warming boosted extreme weather
Half a degree Celsius of global warming has been enough to increase heat waves and heavy rains in many regions of the planet, researchers reported Friday. Comparing two 20-year periods -- 1960-79 and 1991-2010 -- between which average global temperatures jumped 0.5 C (0.9 F), scientists found that several kinds...
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IBM supercomputers to improve weather forecasts

IBM supercomputers to improve weather forecasts
The Weather Company, an IBM Business, has announced a plan to improve weather prediction globally. IBM and UCAR will develop new models which will run on next-generation IBM supercomputing technology. The models will bring together meteorological science from The Weather Company, high-performance computing expertise from IBM Research, OpenPOWER-based supercomputing systems,...
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Extreme fire hazard alert as drought-hit Cape faces tougher water restrictions

Extreme fire hazard alert as drought-hit Cape faces tougher water restrictions
While there is no rain forecast across most of SA for Tuesday, much-needed rain can be expected in parts of the Western Cape this week, although it will be light warns the South African Weather Service. Fire dangers On Tuesday, 27 June, the SA Weather Service issued a warning for...
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High seas, gale force wind across SA's coastal regions

High seas, gale force wind across SA's coastal regions
The South African Weather Service issued an alert that high seas and gale force wind is expected along the western and eastern coastal areas on Friday 23 June.  High seas with wave heights 6m to 9m is expected between Cape Point and Durban on Friday, as well as gale force...
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