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Mild weekend expected across SA

Mild weekend expected across SA
South Africans can settle in for a mild weekend across the country, as the South African Weather Service has issued no prospects of rain of severe temperatures for the days ahead.  Along the coastal regions of the Northern Cape and Western Cape, cloud cover can be expected for Saturday, 20...
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Jitters over El Nino event bringing more drought

Jitters over El Nino event bringing more drought
The department of water and sanitation says there is the possibility of further tough times. The department of water and sanitation is worried about the prediction that the El Nino weather phenomenon will strike South Africa again during spring and summer. El Nino, associated with hot conditions, affected many parts of...
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Two dead after tornadoes hit US

Two dead after tornadoes hit US
One person was killed when a tornado swept into a mobile home park in Wisconsin on Tuesday and another person died when a twister hit a housing subdivision in Oklahoma, as a massive severe storm system battered an area stretching from the South Plains of Texas to the Great Lakes....
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Drought affects 1.4 million in Angola: Unicef

Drought affects 1.4 million in Angola: Unicef
More than 1.4 million people in Angola, including many children, have been affected by a "chronic drought" that has increased the risk of disease, a UN report said Wednesday. Seven southern regions of Angola are affected, with the three border provinces of Cunene, Namibe and Huila hit the hardest. The...
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KwaZulu-Natal beachfront damaged by severe storms

KwaZulu-Natal beachfront damaged by severe storms
The eThekwini Municipality is counting the cost of recent heavy rains‚ including significant damage to the promenade at the Umdloti beach. "Due to recent heavy rainfall certain areas of our coastline were affected‚" the municipality said in a statement. "We currently have engineers from the Coastal Engineering division inspecting the...
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No rain for Gauteng this week, says weather service

No rain for Gauteng this week, says weather service
The South African Weather Service says temperatures in Gauteng are expected to rise from Tuesday morning with no rain expected for the remainder of the week. This weekend saw heavy rain in and around Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga. Temperatures reached highs of between nine and 10 degrees. Forecasters say the...
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