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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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Extreme fire hazard alert as drought-hit Cape faces tougher water restrictions

Extreme fire hazard alert as drought-hit Cape faces tougher water restrictions
While there is no rain forecast across most of SA for Tuesday, much-needed rain can be expected in parts of the Western Cape this week, although it will be light warns the South African Weather Service. Fire dangers On Tuesday, 27 June, the SA Weather Service issued a warning for...
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High seas, gale force wind across SA's coastal regions

High seas, gale force wind across SA's coastal regions
The South African Weather Service issued an alert that high seas and gale force wind is expected along the western and eastern coastal areas on Friday 23 June.  High seas with wave heights 6m to 9m is expected between Cape Point and Durban on Friday, as well as gale force...
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Rain this week won’t help dam levels much

Rain this week won’t help dam levels much
Cape Town will see another burst of rainfall on Monday, but not enough to make a significant impact on dam levels. Weather SA's forecast team expects 5-15mm of rainfall over most areas and 20-30mm in mountainous areas. Winds of 30-50km/* were expected while gale force winds between 65-75km/* were expected...
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More rain in Western Cape, mild conditions across most of SA

More rain in Western Cape, mild conditions across most of SA
While no severe weather alerts have been issued for Tuesday 13 June, South African Weather Service advises that a cold front and rain is expected in parts of the Western Cape. Rain On Tuesday 13 June the South African Weather Service predicts 30% rainfall across the coastal region of the...
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