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SA set for a mild winter this year, says weather service

SA set for a mild winter this year, says weather service
'Currently, there is a lot of uncertainty over what to expect over the next couple of months.’ The chilly conditions that have been experienced, especially in the evenings and early mornings in different parts of the country, is a sign that winter is on the way, the South African Weather Service s......
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Man-made extreme weather has hit home

Man-made extreme weather has hit home
A new study finds most people on Earth have already felt extreme and record heat, drought or downpours caused by man-made global warming. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers looked at weather stations worldwide and calculated that in 85% of the cases, the record for hottest day of the year had the......
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Dry, cool week ahead for most of SA

Dry, cool week ahead for most of SA
South Africans can settle in for cool start to the week, with only the north-eastern parts of the country expecting some moderate rainfall. The Western Cape and Northern Cape can brace for warm to hot conditions, however no warnings or advisories have been issued for Monday 24 April, despite the extreme......
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Heatwave, high fire dangers lead in SA weekend

Heatwave, high fire dangers lead in SA weekend
South Africans can settle in for a sunny weekend across the country. While the mild weather will be welcomed across most of SA, the Western Cape and Northern Cape can brace for extreme heat and severe weather conditions, with the South African Weather Service warning of both a heatwave and extremely......
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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 a s......
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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 ready......
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