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Heavy rains expected for Eastern Cape

2014-04-25 13:52

A major warning has been given by the South African Weather Service for the Eastern Cape; heavy rains are expected, especially near the coast.

Don't trust tweet, mail weather warnings

2013-09-11 23:17

The SA Weather Service has cautioned the public not to rely on unsourced weather warnings on social networks.

Wet and cool weather for most of SA

2013-04-02 09:05

Cool, wet weather has hit large parts of South Africa, a sure sign that autumn has arrived.

First seasonal rains cause havoc

2012-09-06 15:58

The first seasonal rains have led to flooding and road closures across South Africa, authorities say.

Cold front to bring more snow, rain

2012-08-11 22:41

The cold front which brought flooding to Cape Town will spread to the rest of the country, bringing snow, rough seas and heavy rainfall, forecasters say.

Snow warning for Western, Eastern Cape

2012-06-08 09:27

Forecasters at the SA Weather Service have warned residents of the Western and Eastern Cape to prepare for a weekend of heavy rain and even snow.

Uncertainty on Irina hitting SA again

2012-03-06 12:00

The SA Weather Service says it is not sure whether tropical storm Irina will return to the South African coast this weekend or move away from the coast.

KZN cyclone threat 'not as extreme'

2012-03-03 22:49

The Weather Service says tropical cyclone Irina, which was expected to hit the northern coast of KwaZulu-Natal this weekend, will not be as extreme as initially predicted.

Tropical cyclone heading for KZN

2012-03-02 14:44
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Tropical cyclone Irina is expected to hit the northern coast of KwaZulu-Natal over the next two to three days, dumping an "extreme" amount of rain, weather forecasters have warned.

Western Cape still feeling the heat

2012-02-06 10:40

Another sweltering day has been forecast for the Western Cape, after weekend temperatures rose above 40ºC in a number of Boland towns. Relief is on the way, however.

Bill 'could create weather monopoly'

2012-01-25 14:17

The draft SA Weather Service amendment bill will create an unfair monopoly on weather services and could be anti-competitive, weather forecasters say.

SA can expect 'strange weather'

2012-01-18 10:12
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South Africans should prepare themselves for heavy rain and “strange weather” in February, March and April, the South African Weather Service says.

Outrage over weather bill

2012-01-12 14:18
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Amendments to the SA Weather Service bill that threaten independent forecasters with fines and imprisonment for issuing severe weather warnings are draconian, it has been said.

Climate expo drawing the crowds

2011-12-01 20:10

At the Climate Change Response Expo in Durban, you can drink a Whistling Weasel, or watch a man whip up a tornado at the flick of a switch.

Provinces count cost of violent weather

2011-10-03 22:23

Three provinces are counting the cost of two tornadoes and a severe storm that claimed four lives, injured dozens of people and left hundreds homeless.

Cold, stormy weather ahead

2011-09-02 07:38

The South African Weather Service has issued several warnings and forecast cold and stormy conditions for the southern and south-western parts of the country.

Light snow falls in Johannesburg

2011-07-29 12:16

Light snow has fallen in Johannesburg as a cold front passes over Gauteng, resulting in many excited social media updates.

Eastern Cape going back to normal after floods

2011-07-06 14:13

Life is slowly returning to normal in East London and Port Elizabeth after heavy rains and floods wreaked chaos, emergency services and municipalities have said.

Sunny days ahead for Free State

2011-01-26 21:59

Free State residents can look forward to a couple of sunny days after heavy rains led to flood situations in various towns in the province.

Good rains ease Eastern Cape drought

2010-11-11 08:03

October's heavy rains have reportedly helped ease drought conditions for parts of the Eastern Cape and have even ended the crisis in some places.

Lightning safety explained

2010-11-04 07:04

Stay indoors or in your car in a thunder storm and be very careful if you have steel prosthetics in your limbs.

Hang on to your winter woollies

2010-08-03 22:46

Don’t pack your winter clothes away just yet, the weather man reports that a relatively strong cold front is on the way.

Passengers rescued from Jhb bus

2010-01-21 18:09

Sixty-eight people have been rescued from a bus that got stuck on a low-lying bridge in New Canada, south of Johannesburg.

 

MPs pass weather bill

2013-11-12 22:17
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MPs have approved changes to the law governing weather forecasting.

More wet weather for Western Cape

2013-05-27 10:07

The SA Weather Service has warned that the heavy rain that fell in the Western Cape over the weekend was a precursor for more cold and wet weather in the week.

More wet, cold weather expected

2012-09-07 11:13

More rainfall and cold weather is expected in parts of the country, the SA Weather Service says.

More rain, flooding forecast for SA

2012-09-06 12:42

More rain and thunderstorms are expected in the central parts of the country, with possible flooding in KZN and Mpumalanga, the SA Weather Service says.

Rescue ops continue in icy weather

2012-08-08 17:52

Rescue operations are continuing after countrywide rains and snowfall left a toddler dead and a paramedic missing.

Cold front set to bring wintry weather

2012-05-16 12:12
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South Africans have been warned to expect some seriously cold weather over the weekend, as a cold front brings the first real winter weather of the year.

Irina set to head back to SA

2012-03-05 13:01

Weather forecasters say tropical storm Irina is hovering over the Indian Ocean and will track back towards the country during the middle of the week.

KZN cyclone: Disaster teams on standby

2012-03-02 20:02

Disaster management teams are on standby for a tropical cyclone expected to hit the Northern Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, a municipal official says.

Committee debates weather bill

2012-02-14 18:02

A clause should be added into the draft SA Weather Service amendment bill to review the legitimacy of cases against offenders, Parliament's environmental affairs committee has heard.

Sanef welcomes weather bill assurances

2012-01-26 19:15

Editors have welcomed assurances that amendments to the SA Weather Service amendment bill would not result in the media being censored by the Weather Service.

All-out rescue in flood-stricken Limpopo

2012-01-18 23:35

Almost 150 people have been airlifted from the roofs of submerged houses and others from trees where they'd been trapped, after torrential rain in the Hoedspuit area in Limpopo.

Western Cape sizzles under heatwave

2012-01-17 11:57

Parts of the Western Cape are sweltering under heatwave conditions, but the warm weather has peaked and is expected to subside, forecasters say.

Wet weekend for large parts of SA

2011-12-09 08:49

Heavy showers are forecast for Gauteng, and wet weather can be expected over the eastern parts of the country until at least Sunday, a forecaster says.

Limpopo set for wet weather

2011-11-24 15:16

Wet conditions are expected in Limpopo for the next week, the SA Weather Service says.

New weather bill set to be tabled

2011-09-30 20:02

Draft legislation to extend the operation of the SA Weather Service to provide air quality information and issue air-pollution warnings, is to be tabled in Parliament soon.

Snow falls in parts of Johannesburg

2011-08-15 15:48

Light snow has reportedly fallen over parts of Johannesburg, as a cold front brings icy conditions to large parts of the country.

SA shivers as cold front hits

2011-07-29 09:06

Very cold conditions are prevalent across the country as a result of a cold front, but only isolated light snowfalls are expected, the SA Weather Service says.

Durban 'tornado' a waterspout

2011-02-03 15:23

A video showing what appears to be a tornado in Durban is actually of a waterspout out at sea, a weather forecaster has confirmed.

Gauteng to get a break from rain

2011-01-20 10:07

No heavy rain is forecast for Gauteng and surrounding areas next week, the SA Weather Service says, after a week of heavy rain and flooding.

Storm warning for Gauteng

2010-11-08 22:41

Gauteng is in for a torrid time weather-wise, with forecasters expecting downpours of up to 50mm.

New category for severe weather

2010-10-10 21:55

The South African Weather Service has added a new category for severe weather, it has announced.

CT ready for bad weather

2010-06-29 18:07

The Disaster Management Centre of Cape Town says it is ready to deal with any emergencies as the rainy season takes hold in the Western Cape.

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