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Sunday total rainfall.

Cool weekend expected for coastal and southern inland parts of South Africa.

Weather conditions will begin to cool in the SW Cape from Friday as a cold front passes over the region. The front is forecast to lead to 2-5mm of rain over the SW Cape and Cape Town from Friday afternoon and there is the chance of 10-20mm near the mountains. Ahead of the front on [...]

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Total forecast rainfall accumulation today (Tuesday) and tomorrow (Wednesday).

What is causing the unusual thunderstorm activity in western parts of South Africa.

Yesterday (Monday) a short lived thunderstorm developed over Cape Town and there was also thunderstorm activity over western parts of the Northern and Western Cape with Brandvlei recording 30mm of rain. AfricaWeather is forecasting further thunderstorm activity over these areas for the next couple of days and there is the chance that the storms could [...]

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Rainfall totals in the past 24 hours to 8am 13 Feb 2018

Brandvlei 30mm Cedara 27mm Kokstad 24mm Wepener 22mm Notable wind gusts Augrabies 159.4km/hr due to downdraught from a thunderstorm. Cape Point 116.8km/hr due to a strong SE.     AfricaWeather website: www.africaweather.com

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SOUTH AFRICAN WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR THE WEEK AHEAD – Valid Monday 12th to Sunday 18th February 2018

A fairly settled and mostly dry working week is expected over Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, N parts of KZN and E parts of the North West until the weekend. Over the weekend thunderstorm activity is expected to become more widespread, particularly over the Limpopo and E parts of the North West. With settled conditions expected over [...]

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UK Model, total rainfall 2pm Monday until 2pm Tuesday.

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.

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 [...]

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Total expected rainfall tomorrow, ECMWF model.

Heavy rain to affect parts of southern and eastern South Africa today and tomorrow.

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 [...]

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Total rainfall tomorrow(Friday) and midnight air pressure.

Summer rains to affect parts of South Africa today and tomorrow.

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 [...]

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Cut-off low to the SW of Cape Town late on Thursday - blue indicates that the atmosphere is unstable.

With thunderstorms expected in the SW Cape today, what lies ahead weatherwise for the next 10 days?

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 [...]

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2pm temperature and wind speed on Saturday.

Cold, wet and windy spell of weather to affect eastern areas of South Africa on Thursday and Friday and the highveld on Saturday.

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 [...]

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Fig.2: SAM forecast for the next couple of weeks, source NERC

What is causing the recent spring rains over Cape Town and what lies ahead for the next couple of weeks?

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 [...]

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