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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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