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Severe thunderstorms for KZN as much-needed rain heads for Western Cape

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Much-needed rain is expected in the drought-stricken Western Cape, with as much as 60% of showers forecast. South African Weather Service (SAWS) says that on Tuesday, 23 January a band of isolated showers and thundershowers is expected from the north-west and northern parts of SA to the western, central and...
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Minimal rain for Cape Town, scattered showers expected across most of SA

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While most of South Africa can expect moderate to heavy rainfall on Monday, 22 January, drought-stricken Cape Town can only expect a 30% chance of isolated showers. South African Weather Service (SAWS) says that on Monday a band of isolated showers and thundershowers is expected from the north-west and northern...
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Eastern Cape to expect heavy thunderstorms, hail, while the rest of SA remains hot

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A watch has been issued for Eastern Cape with severe thunderstorms, hail and flooding on Thursday 18 January. According to SA Weather Service, the heatwave in the Free State, North West and north-eastern Northern Cape will continue until at least Friday. Fire warning SA Weather Service warns that extremely high...
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Fire warning, thunderstorm watch as heatwave continues in northern and central SA

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Mid-January sees hot weather across most of central and northern parts of SA, coupled with fire warnings in the west and thunderstorm watches in central and eastern SA. According to SA Weather Service, a heatwave will continue in the Free State, North West and north-eastern Northern Cape until at least...
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Strong winds on East Coast, severe thunderstorms in eastern central SA

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Watches have been issued for gale force winds on the coasts of Eastern Cape and KZN, with severe thunderstorms inland and fire danger conditions for Northern Cape. The heatwave over Gauteng, the Western Bushveld in Limpopo, North West, Free State, Northern Cape and the north-western interior of Eastern Cape should...
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La Nina expected to continue until March/April 2018

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Rainfall conditions over the summer rainfall areas are likely to improve from the last week of December. The development of the La Nina phenomenon is now in full swing and is expected to continue until at least March/April 2018. La Nina is usually responsible for a late start to the...
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