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SA warned to brace for cold, rainy weather ahead of Easter

SA warned to brace for cold, rainy weather ahead of Easter
The weather service also urged motorists travelling over the Easter weekend to exercise extra caution on the roads. A band of showers and thundershowers is expected over the central parts of the country on Thursday, according to the South African Weather Service. Forecaster Bransby Bulo said on Wednesday rainfall was...
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Western coastal region finally expecting 60% chance of rain

Western coastal region finally expecting 60% chance of rain
The western coastal region is finally expecting a 60% chance of rain on Thursday, 13 April, with a probability of rainfall from Hondeklip Bay in the Northern Cape to Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape. Wind Alert The South African Weather Service has also issued an alert for Gale force...
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El nino shifts geographic distribution of cholera cases in africa

El nino shifts geographic distribution of cholera cases in africa
Cholera cases in East Africa increase by roughly 50,000 during El Niño, the cyclical weather occurrence that profoundly changes global weather patterns, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. The findings, researchers say, could help health ministries anticipate future cholera surges during El Niño years and save...
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Moderate to heavy rainfall expected over most of SA

Moderate to heavy rainfall expected over most of SA
Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected over most of the country on Wednesday, 12 April. In light of the rainy conditions coupled with the nation-wide bus strike, commuters are advised to plan ahead and drivers must be cautious as car and foot traffic is expected to be busier than usual....
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Tropical Cyclone Cook Makes Landfall in New Caledonia in the South Pacific

Tropical Cyclone Cook Makes Landfall in New Caledonia in the South Pacific
Tropical Cyclone Cook has made landfall in New Caledonia, a French territory in the south Pacific Ocean. Cook was the equivalent of a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale when it pushed into Grand Terre, the largest island of New Caledonia, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center....
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Karoo passes affected as rainfall continues across central SA

Karoo passes affected as rainfall continues across central SA
Heavy rainfall has severely impacted the central Karoo regions of South African, affecting traffic flow between De Rust and Beaufort West. News24 reports that a bus, previously trapped in Meiringspoort on Sunday evening, has been able to leave the pass on Monday afternoon. While no heavy rainfall alerts have been issued...
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