Posted on 21 February 2018.
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 [...]
Posted on 13 February 2018.
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 [...]
Posted on 13 February 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
Posted on 12 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 [...]
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 [...]