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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.


 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.  


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