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Eskom to start stage 1 load shedding

Monday 29 June 2015 16:10

Eskom announced mid-afternoon on Monday that it will implement stage 1 load shedding from 16:00 until 22:00.

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 Cloudy and rainy conditions are expected in KwaZulu-Natal.
Cold front hits SA

Saturday 27 June 2015 13:25

The South African Weather Service says more thunder showers accompanied by a cold front in most parts of the country are expected over the weekend and the coming week.

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Cape cold front set to bring more rain

Thursday 25 June 2015 06:15

Below average dam levels in the Western Cape could see a boost from heavy rains that have been falling since Tuesday. Another cold front is expected to bring even more rain.

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The current cold front moving across the Western Cape will clear up by Wednesday.
W Cape motorists warned amid bad weather

Tuesday 16 June 2015 10:00

Western Cape Traffic Authorities have urged motorists on the province's roads to be cautious on the roads while a cold front is moving through the province.

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Snow expected in KZN, roads stay open for now

Friday 5 June 2015 14:24

KwaZulu-Natal traffic authorities were on high alert on Friday, expecting weather conditions in the province - where snow has already caused an accident - to worsen.

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The South African Weather Service has forecast that temperatures will be at their lowest on Thursday.
Gauteng braces for freezing temperatures

Wednesday 3 June 2015 11:00

The South African Weather Service is warning people to brace themselves for even colder weather as temperatures drop further this winter.

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Western Cape on high flood alert

Wednesday 3 June 2015 06:21

Stormy weather continues to affect Cape Town and the weather office has warned of flash floods. The series of cold fronts have caused power outages.

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S Cape towns hit by power outages caused by bad weather

Tuesday 2 June 2015 15:05

George and surrounding towns in the Southern Cape has been hit by power outages due to stormy weather.

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Cold winter chill to grip South Africa

Monday 20 April 2015 14:54

South Africans should take out those brollies, boots and coats when winter comes, because it will bring with it freezing weather.

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SA braces for a wet week

Monday 23 March 2015 12:30

South Africans can gear themselves up for a wet week. The South African Weather Service says the central part of the country will be mainly affected.

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Ivory Coast weather to help cocoa mid-crop - farmers

Tuesday 17 March 2015 09:01

Abundant rainfall last week in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa growing regions is a positive sign for the April-to-September mid-crop.

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Weather conditions threaten food security: Grain SA

Friday 20 February 2015 15:43

This week Grain South Africa warned that persistent hot and dry weather conditions are threatening food security, not only in South Africa but the Southern African region as a whole.

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Record-breaking cold in U.S. Midwest heads to frigid East Coast

Thursday 19 February 2015 18:32

Bone-chilling cold in the U.S. Midwest shattered records in Chicago on Thursday, closing schools and starting its trudge eastward to an already frozen Boston and New York.

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W Cape, N Cape residents brace for heatwave

Monday 16 February 2015 20:31

Residents of the West Coast, in the Western Cape, and parts of the Northern Cape should brace themselves for extremely hot weather, the SA Weather Service said on Monday.

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The crash was the latest in a string of aviation disasters in Asia in the past 12 months andTransAsia's second in the past seven months.
Taiwan pilot hailed a hero for pulling plane clear of buildings

Thursday 5 February 2015 18:56

Taipei's mayor hailed the pilot of a crashed TransAsia Airways plane a hero on Thursday for narrowly avoiding buildings and ditching the stalled aircraft in a river, likely averting a worse disaster.

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Taiwan plane crash kills 8 people

Wednesday 4 February 2015 08:39

A Taiwanese flight with 58 people aboard clipped a bridge shortly after take-off and landed in a shallow river in the island's capital of Taipei, killing at least 8 people on Wednesday.

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Lightning kills man in Vereeniging

Thursday 8 January 2015 06:16

A man has been killed by lightning at Henley on Klip near Vereeniging.

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Divers join Air Asia wreck search as bad weather relents

Tuesday 6 January 2015 08:53

Search teams including divers took advantage of a let-up in bad weather on Tuesday to try to reach the wreckage of an Air Asia jet .

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The South African Weather Service says a cold front reached the Western Cape on Tuesday night leading to heavy rain.
Brace yourself for the cold

Wednesday 4 June 2014 18:20

Winter is here with a cold front moving through the Western Cape and is expected to affect Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Limpopo from Friday through to Sunday.

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A man uses an umbrella to block the snow at ski-resort Afriski in Lesotho
Snow falls in Eastern Cape and Lesotho

Wednesday 23 April 2014 19:09

Winter isn’t coming, it is already here with snowfalls on Wednesday in Lesotho and the Eastern Cape.  

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