Climate Watch 2017

Climate Watch 18

Climate Watch - Issue #18

07 July 2017
Juanita van Zyl, contributions from John Lapham and Colleen Janse van Rensburg

June 2017 started with a cold front making landfall over the Western Cape bringing much needed rain to the drought stricken area. A few days later a second cold front also hit the Western Cape and the resultant storm counted as one of the biggest to hit the Western Cape in... Read more

Climate Watch 16

Climate Watch - Issue #17

08 June 2017
Juanita van Zyl, contributions from John Lapham and Colleen Janse van Rensburg

April is the month of the year when Autumn really weather sets in over South Africa. With dryer air in circulation over the country, minimum temperatures dropped to the low teens in most parts of the summer rainfall region, with maximum temperatures dropping to the mid twenties... Read more

Climate Watch 16

Climate Watch - Issue #16

08 May 2017
Juanita van Zyl, contributions from John Lapham and Colleen Janse van Rensburg

April is the month of the year when Autumn really weather sets in over South Africa. With dryer air in circulation over the country, minimum temperatures dropped to the low teens in most parts of the summer rainfall region, with maximum temperatures dropping to the mid twenties... Read more

Climate Watch 15

Climate Watch - Issue #15

10 April 2017
Juanita van Zyl, contributions from John Lapham and Colleen Janse van Rensburg

March signifies the change of the season in the southern hemisphere. While meteorological autumn starts on 1 March, astrological autumn starts on 20 March. The only difference between the two is that meteorologists use a fixed... Read more

Climate Watch 14

Climate Watch - Issue #14

08 March 2017
Juanita van Zyl, contributions from John Lapham and Colleen Janse van Rensburg

Weather news during February 2017 was dominated by the arrival of Tropical Cyclone Dineo, the first cyclone to make landfall over southern Africa since cyclone Eline in February 2000... Read more

Climate Watch 13

Climate Watch - Issue #13

10 February 2017
Juanita van Zyl, contributions from John Lapham and Colleen Janse van Rensburg

January 2017 started off with extremely hot temperatures over most areas of the summer rainfall region. Heavy rain brought welcome relief at the end of the first week of January (7th) with flooding reported in some areas, including Centurion (40mm)... Read more

Climate Watch 12

Climate Watch - Issue #12

16 January 2017
Juanita van Zyl, contributions from John Lapham and Colleen Janse van Rensburg

The beginning of December 2016 announced the end of the second heat wave over the summer rainfall region and the month was characterised by continual storm and flood warnings over the Gauteng Province. Flooding was reported in Muldersdrift and other parts of... Read more

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