Articles tagged "south africa weather"

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Dust storm creates amazing red sunrise in Alexander Bay, South Africa

A huge dust storm engulfed the town of Alexander Bay in the Northern Cape of South Africa on October 21, 2018, creating an amazing red sunrise. According to meteorologists, the dust storm was created by a combination of a low-pressure system off the coast of Namibia...

October 23, 2018

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Parts of South Africa blanketed in snow, roads and mountain passes closed

Most of South Africa's Western Cape was blanketed in snow over the weekend, causing temporary road closures and providing a new and snowy environment to animals not used to such wintry conditions. A cold front swept through parts of parts southern South Africa...

September 10, 2018

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Freak hailstorm hits Sutherland, creates a river or hail, South Africa

Residents of the city of Sutherland located in southern Northern Cape, South Africa experienced a rare phenomenon for their region when a freak hailstorm dumped huge amounts of rain and hail in just two days on January 21, 2018. Residents said they've never...

January 26, 2018

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50 injured, 550 homes damaged as tornado rips through Vaal Marina, Midvaal, South Africa

A destructive tornado ripped through the Vaal Marina area in Midvaal, South Africa on December 11, 2017, uprooting trees and causing extensive infrastructural damage. At least 300 families have reported damages to their homes, Midvaal Mayor Bongani Baloyi said. Some...

December 12, 2017

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Durban, South Africa receives record-breaking rain, 8 people dead

A supercell thunderstorm swept through South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal Province on October 10, 2017, dropping unprecedented rain on Durban, the region's main city and home to one of the busiest ports in Africa. At least 6 people were killed in Durban and 2 in...

October 11, 2017

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Several dead in massive South Africa storm, Johannesburg hit hard

Starting October 9, 2017, people of the South Africa have had to withstand a massive storm, which has caused the immeasurable damage to several provinces, including Gauteng, Mpumalanga, and KwaZulu-Natal, leaving Johannesburg flooded and other major South African...

October 10, 2017

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'Mother of all storms' fuels Western Cape's largest and most destructive fire in recent memory

The worst winter storm to hit South Africa's drought-stricken province of Western Cape fueled a massive wildfire near the city of Knysna (population 77 000). The fire has so far destroyed at least 150 structures, caused deaths of 3 people and forced 10 000...

June 08, 2017

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Worst winter storm in 30 years hits Cape Town, causing at least 8 deaths

A major winter storm hit South Africa's province of Western Cape and the Cape Town metropolitan area around 23:00 SAST (21:00 UTC) on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, and intensified on Wednesday morning. It brought powerful winds, huge waves and coastal flooding,...

June 07, 2017

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One hell of a storm: Cape Town braces for major winter storm

South Africa's city of Cape Town is bracing for what is expected to be the worst winter storm in at least three years. Described by state forecasters as 'one hell of a storm,' this potent weather system is expected to start affecting the region late...

June 06, 2017

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Deadly flooding hits South Africa in the wake of Dineo

Three people have died and two are missing after heavy rain hit South Africa's North West causing severe flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone "Dineo." Major roads in the South Africa's North West province have been temporarily closed due to...

February 24, 2017

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Severe flooding hits Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa

Another round of heavy rainfall has caused deadly flooding in the South African provinces of Limpopo, bordering Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and Mpumalanga, bordering the nations of Swaziland and Mozambique. At least 7 people have lost their lives. The South...

January 10, 2017

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Destructive tornadoes hit Johannesburg, South Africa

At least two tornadoes have been reported in South Africa over the past two days. One of them damaged over 50 houses, three of them severe. At least one person was injured. The first tornado ripped through Ennerdale in southern Johannesburg between 18:00 and 19:00...

November 15, 2016

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Deadly flash floods hit Johannesburg, South Africa

Heavy rain hit South Africa on November 9, 2016, causing devastating flash floods in country's capital Johannesburg, Gauteng province. Media reports on November 10 mention at least 6 people killed, dozens of vehicles swept away and houses damaged. At this time,...

November 10, 2016

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Intense hailstorms brings relief to drought-stricken Bloemfontein, South Africa

An intense hailstorm, brought on by a freak storm, plummeted previously drought-stricken Bloemfontein, South Africa on October 20, 2016. Video credit: Gerduan Kemp According to media reports, a thick layer of fallen hail blanketed the streets of Bloemfontein, in a...

October 22, 2016

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Record-breaking rainfall, destructive tornadoes and a spell of cold weather hits South Africa

A spell of unusually wet weather wrapped portions of South Africa over the last couple of days. Snowfall and record-breaking rains triggered severe flooding and landslides across the affected areas, prompting the authorities to issue adequate weather warnings. A...

July 27, 2016