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Category-5 Maria makes landfall in ‘potentially catastrophic’ hurricane

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Hurricane Maria strengthened into a “potentially catastrophic” Category Five storm as it barrelled into eastern Caribbean islands still reeling from Irma, forcing residents to evacuate in powerful winds and lashing rain. The maximum-strength storm made landfall on the Caribbean island of Dominica around 0115 GMT Tuesday with top winds swirling...
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Rain in SA's east while fire danger conditions persist in North West

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Following adverse weather conditions along the country's coastal area over the weekend, the week starts off with more rain expected in SA's north-eastern parts, while high fire danger conditions continue in North West on Monday, 18 September. Over the weekend, several alerts were issued by SA Weather Service (SAWS), which...
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Flash flooding expected in SA's south coast, fire danger conditions continue inland

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While much-needed rain has been forecast for the country's coastal region on Friday, 15 September, South African Weather Service says that flash flooding is expected along the south coast, while high fire danger conditions continue inland. SA Weather Service has issued a watch that heavy rain leading to flash flooding...
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SA heating up

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South Africa is heating up more on Tuesday, 12 September, with only a handful of cool places on the West and East Coast. No rain forecast for the country. More high fire conditions warnings have been extended for a large portion of central South Africa, spanning over all the provinces...
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Hot start to the week for SA

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Monday, 11 September, starts the week off with very hot temperatures except for Western Cape, which will be hit by a cold front. The cold front will bring with it 30% chance of rain for southeastern parts of Western Cape. More high fire conditions warnings have been extended for a...
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Much-needed rain expected across parts of SA

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While fire dangers persist across most of SA, there is a 30 to 60% chance of rain in parts.   The SA Weather Service has issued a warning for most of the Western Cape, Northern Cape as well as the Eastern Cape, saying high fire danger conditions can be expected...
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