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Extremely hot Tuesday in some regions

The South African Weather Service has warned of extremely high temperatures in parts of Mpumalanga and Limpopo on Tuesday.  Fire warnings: - Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected in places over Limpopo, in Dr Moroka, Thembisile Hani, Emalahleni, Steve Tshwete, and Lekwa Local Municipalities of Mpumalanga, as well as the...

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Cloudy and foggy day with thundershowers expected in SA

The South African Weather Service has issued a Yellow Level 2 warning for damaging winds, resulting in expected navigation difficulties at sea between Cape Point and East London. It also issued the following warnings: Yellow Level 2: Severe thunderstorms with possible heavy downpours, strong gusty winds, hail and excessive lightning leading to...

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Severe drought, tropical cyclones, climate change has already hit South Africa and here is how we know

It’s important to realize that we already are experiencing climate change, and have done so for some time now. Over the past century, global temperatures have increased by approximately 1°C. Sea level rise is already starting to affect certain low-lying coastal communities. The world is experiencing more frequent and intense extreme climate events. The Intergovernmental Panel...

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Scattered thundershowers and cool weather

It will be cloudy and cool to warm in Gauteng with isolated showers and thundershowers. The expected UVB sunburn index is low. Mpumalanga will be cloudy and cool with isolated showers and thundershowers, but scattered in the south-east. Limpopo will also be cloudy and cool to warm with isolated showers. It...

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Thunderstorms and flash flooding in some parts of the country

The South African Weather Service issued a yellow level 2 warning for severe thunderstorms, resulting in localised flash flooding and short-term disruption to essential services over the western, central and southern parts of the Northern Cape, as well as the Central and Little Karoo, Garden Route, Cape Winelands and the Overberg...

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A hot Wednesday with a mix of thunderstorms

Severe thunderstorms will lead to excessive lightning in parts of the Northern Cape on Wednesday, in what is expected to be a warm to hot day across the country, according to the South African Weather Service. Impact-based warning A Yellow level 1 warning for excessive lightning, resulting in localised service disruption...

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