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Increasing our resilience to extreme weather and climate events
Increasing our resilience to extreme weather and climate events
As much as South Africa’s climate variations are characterised by severe spatial and temporal fluctuations in rainfall, with a record...
Mashaba concludes investigation into Jo'burg storm
Mashaba concludes investigation into Jo'burg storm
An investigation into the thousands of Johannesburg properties that were destroyed in a storm late last year has concluded that not only were homes...
​Cities need a concrete plan for flash floods
​Cities need a concrete plan for flash floods
Six people died in Gauteng last week as a result of the province’s flash floods. Some were trapped in cars; others were caught in rivers that had...
World records are now being broken year after year, but this is nothing to celebrate
World records are now being broken year after year, but this is nothing to celebrate
It was pretty damn cold last month. The sort of cold where fingers retract inside clothes and toes edge away from the holes in your favourite pair of...
Earth's climate having a 'complete blowout'
Earth's climate having a 'complete blowout'
El Niño has gone off the charts. Literally. In record time, the phenomenon has significantly warmed the southern Pacific Ocean by 3°C. The...
Can you take the weather with you?
Can you take the weather with you?
When Crowded House, one of the rock sensations of the late 20th century, sang the lyrics, “Everywhere you go, always take the weather with you,”...
Portable weather stations to fill data gaps
Portable weather stations to fill data gaps
You could call it a weather station in a suitcase, and it may help fill a major data gap that's plagued forecasters and climatologists for...
Hermanus, the eye of the sunstorm
Hermanus, the eye of the sunstorm
When humans were less dependent on technology, it didn't really matter that the sun was spitting out lumps of plasma four times the size of Mount...
Insurers seek shelter from the storms
Insurers seek shelter from the storms
In March, late summer rain saw hailstones hammering down on people's cars and homes, so local insurer Santam shipped in 25 extra "hail pushing...
UN finds global temperatures continue to soar
UN finds global temperatures continue to soar
The United Nations' World Meteorological Organisation said in its annual...
Govt relieved as rainy weather begins to subside
Govt relieved as rainy weather begins to subside
Thirty-two people died across five provinces due to the heavy rainfalls of the past two weeks, the government said on Monday.

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