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Rain to make Easter road trips more hazardous

Rain to make Easter road trips more hazardous
Motorists are advised to exercise extra caution as wet weather conditions are expected in various parts of the country. Motorists who will be embarking on various road trips ahead of and during the Easter weekend, are advised to exercise extra caution as wet weather conditions are expected in various parts...
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Water restrictions for holidaymakers in KwaZulu-Natal

Water restrictions for holidaymakers in KwaZulu-Natal
Easter holiday visitors to KwaZulu-Natal have been urged to use water sparingly‚ as water restrictions remain in place even as dam levels in the province continue to rise “Thousands of visitors are expected in Durban‚ Pietermaritzburg and the north and south coasts of KwaZulu-Natal next weekend. Water consumption is expected...
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Africa weather summary

Africa weather summary


1. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits and degraded ground conditions across parts of northeastern Mozambique. 2. Despite a robust increase in rainfall following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Enawo during early March, considerable long-term moisture deficits remain due to well below-average rains earlier...
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Weather and climate extremes continue to set new records

Weather and climate extremes continue to set new records
Long heatwaves Prolonged and extreme heat has hit parts of Australia in January and February. The continuing extremes this year come despite the fading of 2016’s strong El Niño conditions, a phenomenon in the Pacific which pushes up global temperatures and affects weather patterns. Sea levels rose 15 millimeters from...
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Gale force winds, severe thunderstorms heading to SA

Gale force winds, severe thunderstorms heading to SA
The South African Weather Service warns of severe thunderstorms expected in Gauteng, the south-western Bushveld of Limpopo, the western parts of Mpumalanga, eastern parts of the North-West and the central parts of the Free State on Thursday, 6 April.  Along the Cape coast from Langebaan to Cape Agulhas, the SA...
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Cape Town's Taps Could Really Run Dry

Cape Town's Taps Could Really Run Dry
No guarantee of winter rain, scientists say Taps may run dry in the drought-stricken city of Cape Town and the south-western Cape as dam levels drop and rainfall forecasts for the region over the next few months are no better than chance, said local scientist Nicky Allsopp. There is enough...
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