SABC News - Weather


Disaster management teams in the provinces and municipalities will be on 24 hour standby.
Severe weather warning for W Cape

Monday 5 June 2017 15:12

Capetonians should brace themselves for heavy rains, accompanied by strong winds and cold conditions this week, the Western Cape Local Government Department said on Monday.


South Africa's maize output record harvest forecast: CEC

Friday 26 May 2017 18:12

South Africa will likely harvest a record 15.6 million tonnes of maize in 2017, double 2016's output after favourable weather conditions lifted yields.


Report sees DRC leads in conflict related displacement

Tuesday 23 May 2017 09:00

There were over 31 million new cases of internal displacement caused by conflict and the DRC ranks as the top country for displacement caused by conflict.


Umgeni Water assures restoration of water supply

Thursday 18 May 2017 10:16

Umgeni Water has reassured residents of Stanger that water pumps are being fixed and the water supply will soon be restored.


Improved systems needed in predicting weather patterns: Climatologists

Tuesday 16 May 2017 05:50

Climatologists say more needs to be done to improve models predicting weather patterns in the Western Cape.


Western Cape braces for wet, cold weather

Wednesday 10 May 2017 10:45

The South African Weather Service says a cold front will make landfall in the Cape Peninsula Thursday morning bringing cold, wet and windy conditions.


The crop will comprise an estimated 8.618 million tonnes of white maize, the staple mostly used for human consumption, and 5.917 million tonnes of yellow, the bulk of which goes to animal feed.
SA's maize output seen rising 87% higher in 2017

Tuesday 25 April 2017 20:30

South Africa will likely harvest 14.54 million tonnes of maize in 2017.


Clouds are central to weather observations and forecasts.
SA marks World Meteorological Day

Thursday 23 March 2017 13:50

The South African Weather Service says World Meteorological Day aims to highlight the importance of clouds in providing quality weather and climate services.


Flights canceled, schools to close as blizzard aims at northeast U.S.

Monday 13 March 2017 20:43

A fast-moving winter storm was expected to hit the U.S. Northeast United States, forecasters warned on Monday.


Durbanites have been advised to adhere to the warnings from the disaster management relating the weather situation.
EThekwini's beaches remain closed

Monday 13 March 2017 17:26

All of the beaches in the eThekwini Metro have now been closed for bathing after they were battered by 4 to 5 metre high waves, causing damage worth millions of rands.


Huge waves cause Durban beaches to close

Sunday 12 March 2017 21:46

All beaches in Durban have been closed following extreme weather conditions that have left three people injured.


Cyclone slams into Madagascar, at least three dead

Wednesday 8 March 2017 20:56

Cyclone Enawo, a massive tropical storm packing winds up to 300 kph (185 mph), killed at least three people when it slammed into the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar, officials said on Wednesday.


Flash floods, wet conditions to persist

Tuesday 21 February 2017 21:14

The South African Weather Service has warned of flash floods as wet weather conditions are expected to persist throughout the week.


Flood alert for parts of KwaZulu-Natal

Tuesday 21 February 2017 06:44

The SA Weather Services has issued a warning that there's a more than 80% chance of heavy rains and thunderstorm that could lead to flooding in areas along the coast.


The sky is expected to start clearing on Sunday afternoon.
Flash floods forecasted in 8 provinces

Saturday 7 January 2017 15:50

The South African Weather Service has warned of a risk of flash floods in up to eight provinces all but the Western Cape as rain continues.


Smog-hit Beijing slapped with top "fog" alert for second day

Wednesday 4 January 2017 07:25

Chinese capital issued its highest red fog alert for a second day on Wednesday.


Motorists have been urged to adhere to the rules of the road.
Jhb Emergency Services on rain alert

Wednesday 28 December 2016 08:47

Emergency services are on high alert as wet and rainy conditions continue across most parts of Johannesburg and surrounding areas on Wednesday.


Motorists urged to make sure headlights and wipers are in good working condition.
Motorists urged to be cautious in wet weather

Tuesday 27 December 2016 08:06

Gauteng traffic officers say they've noticed an increase in the number of vehicles that are overturning as rainy conditions persist across the province.


The roofs of four houses have been blown away.
Limpopo families reeling following heavy storm

Sunday 25 December 2016 09:30

Twenty five families at ward three of Makhado Local Municipality in Limpopo have been severely affected after their houses were struck by a heavy storm.


2016 Year Review

Monday 12 December 2016 14:42

A look back at the news that made headlines in 2016, both locally and abroad.


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