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Chill sets in across SA as Sutherland slips to -8°C

Chill sets in across SA as Sutherland slips to -8°C
Conditions are set to become very cold across the interior of the country, as Sutherland braces for a -8 °C start to Tuesday.  The South African Weather Service has not issued any severe weather alerts or advisories for Tuesday, 11 July but forecasts that temperatures will be very cold to cold...
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Mild start to mid-winter week, rain along SA's east coast

Mild start to mid-winter week, rain along SA's east coast
The middle of winter sees a mild to cool start for the week ahead as South African Weather Service has issued no severe alerts for Monday 10 July. Rain SA Weather Service forecast a 30% chance of rain across SA's east coast and the adjacent interior on Monday, from Port...
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SA expected to become hotter and drier over next 30 years

SA expected to become hotter and drier over next 30 years
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) have released a joint report tackling the effects that climate change will have on South Africa in coming years, and unless the impacts of it aren't mitigated, SA could be in hot water. The Department...
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Rain in Western Cape, high fire danger in Northern Cape

Rain in Western Cape, high fire danger in Northern Cape
The South African Weather Service warns that extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the northern parts of the Northern Cape on Friday 30 June. The region in which fire danger is expected covers Upington, Kuruman, Prieska and Wanvyksvlei. Rain On Friday, 80% chance of rain is expected at...
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Half-a-degree of warming boosted extreme weather

Half-a-degree of warming boosted extreme weather
Half a degree Celsius of global warming has been enough to increase heat waves and heavy rains in many regions of the planet, researchers reported Friday. Comparing two 20-year periods -- 1960-79 and 1991-2010 -- between which average global temperatures jumped 0.5 C (0.9 F), scientists found that several kinds...
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IBM supercomputers to improve weather forecasts

IBM supercomputers to improve weather forecasts
The Weather Company, an IBM Business, has announced a plan to improve weather prediction globally. IBM and UCAR will develop new models which will run on next-generation IBM supercomputing technology. The models will bring together meteorological science from The Weather Company, high-performance computing expertise from IBM Research, OpenPOWER-based supercomputing systems,...
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