Strong cold front expected to affect Cape Town and the SW Cape on Monday and Tuesday next week with hot conditions over central and eastern areas.
Posted on 16 November 2017.
A cold front, that will be particularly strong for the time of year is likely to affect the SW Cape from Monday afternoon until Tuesday afternoon. At this stage, confidence of this weather event is high with all major weather models forecasting that a front will affect the region, the only uncertainty is the exact [...]
Posted on 14 November 2017.
Today there is a 100% chance of rain along the coast and adjacent interior from Cape Agulhas to Port Elizabeth. There is also a 70% chance that the rain will be heavy with up to 60mm possible in places. The rain will spread from the west to the east so Port Elizabeth is likely to [...]
Posted on 09 November 2017.
A low pressure system lying to the east of South Africa has, over the last 24 hours, introduced moist air into the eastern interior of the country. Evidence of this is the low cloud over areas of the highveld and Gauteng this morning. Although moisture in the lower areas of the atmosphere is required for [...]
Posted on 31 October 2017.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to pass through the SW Cape and Cape Town from later this afternoon and into this evening (Tuesday). This is unusual weather for this part of South Africa and is more difficult to accurately forecast for due to thunderstorms being very hit and miss in nature. The difficulty of [...]
Cold, wet and windy spell of weather to affect eastern areas of South Africa on Thursday and Friday and the highveld on Saturday.
Posted on 24 October 2017.
A cold and unsettled spell of weather is expected for large areas of South Africa between Thursday and Saturday this week. A cold front will affect the SW Cape and Cape Town tomorrow (Wednesday) leading to a few showers in the morning, the front and showers will become more isolated as they move up the [...]
What is causing the recent spring rains over Cape Town and what lies ahead for the next couple of weeks?
Posted on 18 October 2017.
The SW Cape and Cape Town have been unseasonably cold over the last few days with multiple cold fronts affecting the region. With another cold front forecast to make landfall tonight, what is driving the cold fronts to affect southern parts of the country at this time of year? The answer to this is understanding [...]
Posted on 12 October 2017.
On Monday, a line of severe and destructive thunderstorms went through Gauteng, resulting in large hail stones, flooding and ‘mini-tornadoes’ also known as funnel clouds. So what causes a short lived thunderstorm to develop into a severe thunderstorm with hail? VIDEO - Hail stones damaging a car windscreen in Gauteng on Monday 9 October 2017 In [...]
Posted on 03 October 2017.
An unsettled few days of weather is expected for South Africa with wet weather forecast to affect both the summer and winter rainfall regions of the country. For today (Tuesday) patchy light rain and strong to gale force NW winds are expected to affect the SW Cape due to an approaching cold front and sharp [...]
Extreme heat to affect northern areas of KZN tomorrow with a black SE expected in the SW Cape over the weekend.
Posted on 12 September 2017.
Parts of northern Kwazulu-Natal are likely to swelter through the hottest day of spring so far tomorrow with temperatures of up to 42C expected. The hot spell of weather, which began last week Wednesday over northern parts of South Africa has consistently led to temperatures of around 30C over the highveld and over 35C over [...]
Posted on 05 September 2017.
Yesterday’s berg winds have led to multiple climate records being broken in parts of western and southern South Africa. The hottest temperature in the country was recorded at Vioolsdrift in the Northern Cape where 38.9C was observed. This was closely followed by Clanwilliam and Vredendal in the Western Cape which recorded maximum temperatures 38.6C and [...]