Warmer winter trend expected to continue

2013-06-28 00:00

IF you thought the winter so far is a tad on the warm side, you are right — South Africa is experiencing a balmy winter.

Apart from noting that highveld areas are having a warmer winter than last year this time, the SA Weather Service (Saws) yesterday confirmed that above average temperatures can be expected for the rest of the winter over most of the country.

Elsa de Jager, a climatologist at Saws, said Gauteng’s average temperatures up to June had been one to two degrees Celsius warmer than the past 30-year average.

Cobus Olivier of Saws said current predictions show the trend would continue, with normal to above-normal temperatures for most of the country until November.

Saws spokesperson Hannelee Doubell added this did not mean people should pack their winter woolies away. Cold snaps can still be expected.

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