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A cloudy and cool day is expected across the country

A cloudy and cool day is expected across the country, with strong wind in several parts of the Eastern Cape, according to the South African Weather Service. Impact-based warning A yellow level 1 warning for damaging winds expected over Joe Gqabi, Walter Sisulu and Dr Beyers Naude municipalities, which will result...

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Warmer weather expected for SA this coming week

Warmer weather is on its way with temperatures expected to start picking up from Monday after large parts of the country experienced icy winds, snow and rain over the weekend. But SAWS said the cold was not completely over yet. There is a cold front that is landing on Tuesday but...

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Rain, snow and cold conditions forecast for Friday

Gloomy weather is predicted in parts of the country on Friday as heavy rain is expected in the Eastern Cape, with snow forecast for parts of the Free State, according to the South African Weather Service.  Impact-based warnings - Yellow level 2 warning for rain, leading to flooding of formal and...

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Intense cold front approaches

The following advisory has been issued: An intense cold front is expected to pass through the Eastern Cape on Thursday, with a cut-off low over the Western Cape by Thursday night. The public and small stock farmers are advised that very cold, snowy, wet, and windy conditions can be expected in...

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A fine, warm day expected on Sunday

Impact-based warning Yellow Level 2 warning for interior wind, resulting in problems for high-sided vehicles over the southern interior of the Northern Cape, in places over the interior of the Western Cape and the north-western parts of the Eastern Cape. Fire danger warnings Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over...

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How extreme is this year's extreme weather?



Richer nations see bigger economic losses but fewer deaths than poor countries when extremes hit. As the world staggers through another summer of extreme weather, experts are noticing something different: 2021's onslaught is hitting harder and in places that have been spared global warming's wrath in the past. Wealthy countries such...

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