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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.


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 .


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.


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.  


SA climbers safe after Everest avalanche

Sunday 20 April 2014 14:29

South African climbers were safe following an avalanche on Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain, which left at least 13 Nepalese mountain guides dead.


Flight Lieutenant Russell Adams looks out from the cockpit of a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion aircraft while searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 over the southern
Planes, ships race to beat bad weather in search for Malaysian jet

Thursday 27 March 2014 05:59

Aircraft and ships scouring the southern Indian Ocean for wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 were racing to beat bad weather on Thursday.


A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion takes off from RAAF base Pearce to search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the southern Indian Ocean on Wednesday.
Search for Malaysian jet resumes off Australia after weather improves

Wednesday 26 March 2014 06:19

Dozens of distraught relatives of passengers on a lost Malaysian jetliner clashed with police in Beijing on Tuesday, accusing Malaysia of "delays and deception".


Police say a dam wall in Bela Bela collapsed under pressure due to heavy rainfall.
Recent rains not linked to climate change: Experts

Saturday 22 March 2014 08:20

Weather experts say the recent prolonged rains in South Africa are not irregular and have nothing to do with climate change.


Floods especially continued to cause havoc in areas of the Waterberg District Municipality in Limpopo.
March rain breaks records

Thursday 13 March 2014 16:14

Heavy rainfall during the first ten days of March has broken records in parts of the country, according to the SA weather service.


Police say a dam wall at Bela Bela collapsed under pressure due to heavy rainfall.  
One drowns, two missing in Limpopo floods

Sunday 9 March 2014 11:30

One person has drowned and two are missing after heavy floods hit parts of Limpopo.


Heavey rains in KwaZulu- Natal have destroyed 153 households.
Some 500 people homeless after heavy rains in KZN

Wednesday 26 February 2014 19:31

About 500 people have been left destitute after heavy rains hit the Mamfene area in Jozini in northern KwaZulu-Natal.


Cape Town residents are flocking to beaches to cool off from the heat.
Cape Town heat wave to ease in the Peninsula

Sunday 16 February 2014 15:49

The Cape Town Weather Office says the current heat wave gripping the Western Cape will ease in the Cape Peninsula by Monday.


Amongst the chaos pertaining to road floods, taxi drivers are expected to march to the offices of Transport Minister in connection with their pending exception to the e-toll
Heavy rains cause traffic delays in Gauteng

Monday 3 February 2014 10:30

There is chaos on Johannesburg roads with thousands of commuters being left stranded and motorists being stuck in heavy traffic due rainy weather conditions.


Strange weather hurts Cape farmers' profits

Wednesday 29 January 2014 19:01

Canned fruit farmers in the Western Cape have suffered major losses due to unusual weather.


Heat wave to continue baking SA

Saturday 18 January 2014 19:18

Several parts of the country are experiencing a third day of an intense heat wave.


Heavy snow wreaks havoc across northeastern US

Friday 3 January 2014 11:08

The governors of New York and New Jersey declared a state of emergency on Thursday as a major snowstorm hammered the northeastern United States.


Visitors at Mossel Bay say it's the best holiday they've had in a long time.
Holidaymakers enjoy last days of festive season

Wednesday 1 January 2014 17:24

Beaches along the Southern Cape coast were packed on Wednesday, with holidaymakers making the most of the warm pleasant weather on the first day of 2014.  


Business booms for Mthatha gum-boot shop

Thursday 12 December 2013 17:57

Business has been booming for a local Mthatha safety gear shop, as journalists covering the funeral of former President Nelson Mandela in Qunu, flocked to there to buy gum-boots.


Gloomy weather to persist in Qunu into the weekend

Wednesday 11 December 2013 15:54

The South African Weather Service says the gloomy weather in Mthatha and surrounding villages such as Qunu, where Madiba will be buried, is likely to continue into the weekend.


Bad weather leaves multi-million rand damages

Friday 29 November 2013 14:04

The Tshwane Metro Council says Thursday night's hailstorm has left a multi-million rand trail of damage to property.


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