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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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