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La Nina 2020 - 2021 what to expect

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• La Niña conditions are currently active and expected to last until the first quarter of 2021. While forecasts indicate that it is expected to remain weak to moderate, La Nina intensity is not a good guide to the magnitude of possible impacts.• This assessment includes historical data from previous La...
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Cold front to hit Western Cape on Friday

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Despite the season of hot mornings, longer days and shorter nights creeping in, some parts of the country might experience temperature drops and rainfall this weekend due to the cold front that is expected to hit the Western Cape on Friday, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) has confirmed.SAWS warned that...
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Evaporation critical to coronavirus transmission as weather changes

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Weather impact on virus transmission. Effect of relative humidity (RH=10%, 50%, and 90%) on coronavirus respiratory droplet cloud at temperature 30 C and wind speed of 4 kph. Wind direction is from left to right. Credit: Talib Dbouk and Dimitris DrikakisAs COVID-19 cases continue to rise worldwide, it is increasingly urgent...
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Warm start to the coming week

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Monday will kick of with temperatures averaging 30 degrees in the northern areasGauteng will be fine and warm, becoming partly cloudy from the afternoon. The expected UVB index is high.Mpumalanga will be partly cloudy and warm with isolated thundershowers, except in places of the Lowveld where it will be hot.Limpopo will be fine and...
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The sun begins a new solar weather cycle

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THE NEW SUN CYCLE WILL BE RELATIVELY QUIETScientists said that just because the new cycle will be relatively quiet, it doesn’t mean we should write it off.The solar activity is now still quite low but we can still feel the effects of our sun.Biesecker pointed to a massive flare the sun...
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Stormy weather update and KZN weather warnings

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Three provinces in South Africa - including KZN - are facing a series of weather warnings and watches on Thursday. Here's who will be affected.Three provinces have been put on high alert for Thursday, as the worst of the recent rains threatrens to make landfall later in the day. Weather warnings...
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