Climate Watch 2017

Climate Watch 23

Climate Watch - Issue #23

06 December 2017
Juanita van Zyl, contributions from John Lapham and Colleen Janse van Rensburg

October started off with the first summer thunderstorms over large parts of the summer rainfall region. Many areas reported 10 mm and more during the first 10 days of the month. Some noticeable... Read more

Climate Watch 22

Climate Watch - Issue #22

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

October started off with the first summer thunderstorms over large parts of the summer rainfall region. Many areas reported 10 mm and more during the first 10 days of the month. Some noticeable... Read more

Climate Watch 21

Climate Watch - Issue #21

05 October 2017
Juanita van Zyl, contributions from John Lapham and Colleen Janse van Rensburg

The first ten days of September continued with the July/August trend of cold fronts bringing rain to the Western and Eastern Cape, while the rest of South Africa remained dry. Extremely warm temperatures for September... Read more

Climate Watch 20

Climate Watch - Issue #20

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

Rainfall during August occurred mainly over the Western and Eastern Cape provinces, and KwaZulu-Natal. Rain in these provinces were regularly accompanied by cold fronts as they made landfall over the Western Cape... Read more

Climate Watch 19

Climate Watch - Issue #19

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

The month of July was a quiet month weather wise for South Africa. The month was categorised by dry weather over the interior of the country, with cold fronts bringing rain to the Western and Eastern Cape on a weekly basis... Read more

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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