ARTICLES RELATING TO SA WEATHER SERVICE

Snow falls in SA

2014-08-29 13:10

Snow has fallen in many parts of the country, the South African Weather Service says.

Warmer weather on its way

2014-07-08 09:26

The SA Weather Service says temperatures will gradually improve across the country in the coming days, but there's more rain expected in the Western Cape.

Snowfall expected as temperatures drop

2014-07-05 19:16

The SA Weather Service has predicted light snowfalls over the Drakensberg, Lesotho and KwaZulu-Natal mountains.

Cold front to bring first taste of winter

2014-06-03 16:08

South Africans will get their first real taste of winter when a cold front hits this week, bringing cold, windy and wet conditions and even snow, the SA Weather Service says.

Rain, flooding claim 32 lives

2014-03-17 14:45

Thirty-two people have died due to heavy rain and flooding in five provinces in the past two weeks, the co-operative governance and traditional affairs department says.

Rain set to subside by weekend

2014-03-12 12:11

The SA Weather Service says less rain is expected over the weekend in Gauteng, North West, Limpopo and Mpumalanga, but a severe weather watch is still in place for these provinces for the next two days.

More rain expected over next 7 days

2014-03-06 10:03

Rainy weather conditions are expected to continue in parts of the country for the next seven days, the SA Weather Service says.

More rain predicted for Johannesburg

2014-01-31 22:37

The SA Weather Service has predicted more rain for Johannesburg in the coming days and has warned residents against possible flooding.

'Extreme' heatwave to persist in SA

2014-01-17 12:35

The SA Weather Service has classified the current heatwave being experienced by parts of South Africa as "extreme", and has warned that it is set to persist over the weekend.

Mpuma residents warned of floods

2013-12-05 15:16

Mpumalanga residents have been warned of possible flooding as heavy rains in the province continue.

Rain persists around the country

2013-10-29 14:12

Weather SA says rainy weather is expected to continue throughout the country for the remainder of the week.

Warning of heavy rain for parts of SA

2013-10-21 10:46

Forecasters have warned that heavy rainfall is expected in parts of the country, after wet weather over the weekend resulted in flooding and a number of accidents.

More snow possible over Cape

2013-08-30 10:15

More snow is possible over the weekend as Cape Town shivers in the grip of winter, the South African Weather Service has said.

Temperatures to fall in Gauteng, KZN

2013-06-03 11:19

Temperatures are expected to drop in parts of Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State as winter weather that has already hit the Western Cape spreads to the rest of the country.

Heavy rain warnings issued

2013-01-18 22:39

Heavy rains have been predicted in six provinces this weekend.

Warmer weather on its way

2012-06-11 09:31

Those caught unprepared by the cold front that moved in over the country late last week will be relieved to know that sunnier weather is on the cards for the next few days.

Tsunami warning: No need for SA to panic

2012-04-11 15:29

The SA Weather Service says there is no need to panic, although the country had been put on tsunami alert after a massive earthquake off Sumatra.

Cold, wet weather hits Cape

2011-08-05 14:17

Cold, wet and windy weather hitting the country has resulted in flooded homes in Cape Town, snow, rough seas and heavy rain, officials say.

Snowfall ends, weather to clear

2011-07-27 10:06

The snowfall which caused major road closures is over and skies will start clearing soon, but it will remain cold, a weather forecaster says.

More rain expected, possible flooding

2011-01-18 11:06

The SA Weather Service says rainfall is expected for the rest of the week in the northern provinces and central interior, and flooding can't be ruled out.

Johannesburg sun halo explained

2010-11-01 11:21
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A weather forecaster says cirrus clouds drifting in from Botswana have caused a halo around the sun, which is currently intriguing many Johannesburg residents.

Lightning kills man during storm

2010-10-08 09:49

The summer's first real highveld thunderstorm has claimed the life of a Midrand man, who was struck by lightning while taking shelter from the rain.

New weather radar system for E Cape

2010-07-16 22:41

A new hi-tech weather radar system has been launched in the Eastern Cape by Water and Environment Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica.

Take out your winter woollies

2010-04-27 07:16

Say goodbye to summer Gauteng, because the SA Weather Service says winter has come to stay.

8m swells slow Cape rescue down

2009-10-26 19:16

Rescue workers have battled swells of about eight metres and winds of 105km/h as they searched for six fishermen who had gone missing in seas in Mossel Bay.

 

6m waves expected as cold fronts grip the Cape

2014-08-26 17:48

Capetonians have been warned to stay away from the beach as waves are expected to reach 6m high as two cold fronts hit the peninsula.

Temperatures drop as cold front moves in

2014-07-07 13:49

The SA Weather Service has predicted cold temperatures country-wide as a result of a cold front.

SA braces for intense cold front

2014-07-04 13:08

South Africans should prepare themselves for an approaching cold front which is expected to bring heavy rainfall, localised flooding, snow and strong winds, the SA Weather Service says.

Snowfall reported in KZN, Lesotho

2014-04-24 14:48

The SA Weather Service has reported light snow fall at the border of Lesotho and KwaZulu-Natal.

March rain at record high

2014-03-13 14:07

The SA weather service has reported that heavy rainfall during the first 10 days of March has broken records in parts of the country.

Flood warning issued for parts of SA

2014-03-07 08:50

The SA Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the eastern parts of the country over the next five days.

'Extremely hot' conditions forecast

2014-02-17 10:32

The SA Weather Service has warned of "extremely hot conditions" in parts of the Western Cape and Eastern Cape, after weekend temperatures rose to as much as 43°C in places.

Current heatwave might not be the last

2014-01-17 14:31

It was difficult to predict whether this weekend’s heatwave would be the last of summer, the SA Weather Service says.

SA warned of heatwave conditions

2014-01-16 09:50
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Gauteng and other parts of the country are set to experience heatwave conditions, with temperatures of up to 42°C forecast in the Northern Cape, the SA Weather Service has warned.

Rescue teams sent out as storms lash Gauteng

2013-11-28 19:27

Heavy hailstorms have hit parts of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria, shattering windscreens and windows, blowing off roofs and causing flooding.

Snow falls in Lesotho - WeatherSA

2013-10-22 12:43

Snow has fallen in northern Lesotho and thunderstorms are expected in Limpopo and Mpumalanga, as cold, wet weather spreads across the country, WeatherSA says.

Snow reported on Cape mountains

2013-09-20 14:39

Snow has fallen in parts of the Western Cape, the SA Weather Service says.

Cold, wet week ahead

2013-08-05 22:15
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The SA Weather Service has issued flood warnings in the Western Cape, with a week of heavy rainfall and cold conditions expected for most of the country.

Heavy rain across most of SA

2013-01-19 14:50

Heavy rains will continue to fall across most parts of the country through the weekend, says the SA Weather Services.

Another cold front to batter SA

2012-07-17 12:31

A fresh cold front is set to hit the Western Cape at the weekend and will then spread to the rest of the country, the SA Weather Service says.

Weather blows hot and cold

2012-04-12 16:27

Parts of South Africa are experiencing a heatwave, and unseasonably hot conditions, while overnight temperatures have dropped considerably elsewhere, the SA Weather Service says.

Cyclone Irina still a threat to KZN coast

2012-03-04 17:00

Cyclone Irina remains a threat to the KwaZulu-Natal coast, police and disaster services have said.

No more snow expected

2011-07-30 14:15

No more snow is expected for Johannesburg or the rest of the country, the SA Weather Service says, after days of unusual weather.

Flash flood warning issued

2011-03-14 12:01

The Ekurhuleni municipality has issued a warning to residents of flash floods in the area, as the SA Weather Service says heavy rains are set to continue.

Wet weather for New Year

2010-12-29 12:20

Wet weather is expected in most parts of the country as 2010 draws to an end, the SA Weather Service says.

Wet summer for SA - experts

2010-10-19 09:04

South Africans can look forward to a wet summer this year, according to the CSIR, as there is apparently almost no chance of an El Niño phenomenon developing.

Which is SA's coldest town?

2010-07-20 08:35
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As the country shivers in the grip of icy winter weather, the debate about South Africa's coldest town rages on.

Cold weather to continue

2010-06-17 09:12

The cold conditions leaving teeth chattering in most parts of the country are set to continue, says the SA Weather Service.

'Tornado' hits Qumbo in E Cape

2010-02-03 19:14

A severe storm has struck the Qumbu area in the Eastern Cape with some residents claiming it was a tornado.

5 fishermen die in rough seas

2009-10-26 18:02

The bodies of five fishermen have been pulled from the water while one has survived after their trawler capsized in rough seas in Mossel Bay, paramedics say.

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