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Your weather update: A frosty Sunday in store for parts of SA, but no snow

Weather News South Africa

Widespread frost is expected over most parts of the Free State, Northern and Eastern Cape as well as the central and southern half of the North West on Sunday morning, according to the South African Weather Service.
'Widespread frost is expected over most parts of the Free State, Northern and Eastern Cape as well as the central and southern half of the North West on Sunday morning, according to the South African Weather Service.'

WATCH | Let it snow! Cape mountain ranges deliver winter wonderlands

Weather News South Africa

Cold fronts moved into the Western Cape, bringing wet, windy, and decidedly chilly conditions with it. But that didn’t keep these locals in doors, as they took full advantage of the winter wonderland.
'Cold fronts moved into the Western Cape, bringing wet, windy, and decidedly chilly conditions with it. But that didn’t keep these locals in doors, as they took full advantage of the winter wonderland.'

Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 20 July 2019

Weather The South African

This forecast is designed to be a quick overview of what lies in store.
'Weather data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here. Warnings: Gale force south-westerly winds of 62 km/h are expected between Port Alfred and Durban, spreading to Richards Bay while moderating from the south. High seas with wave heights from 6.0 to 7.0m are expected between Cape St Francis and Port Edward. Watches:  None. Special weather advisories Light snowfalls are expected over the Swartberg, as well as the Outeniqua mountains overnight into tomorrow morning. Very cold conditions are expected over the southern high-ground of the Namakwa region of the Northern Cape, the Central Karoo of the Western Cape and interior of the Eastern Cape tomorrow. Weather forecast and UV index for all provinces Gauteng: Fine and cold to cool. UVB sunburn index: High. Mpumalanga: Cloudy in the south at first, other fine and cold to cool but warm over the Lowveld. It will become cloudy in the east from the afternoon with evening drizzle along the escarpment. Limpopo: Fine and warm, becoming cloudy in the east from the evening with drizzle along the escarpment. North-West Province: Cold in the south, otherwise fine and cool. Free State: Partly cloudy in the south at first, otherwise fine and cold, becoming partly cloudy in the east by the evening. Northern Cape: Partly cloudy in the south at first, otherwise fine and cold but very cold over the southern interior. The wind along the coast will be fresh to strong south-easterly. Western Cape: Partly cloudy in the west at first becoming sunny, otherwise cloudy and cold to very cold over the interior with isolated showers along the south coast and adjacent interior. Light snowfalls are expected over the Outeniqua and Swartberg mountain ranges in the morning. The wind along the coast will be moderate southerly along the south coast, becoming easterly in the afternoon, otherwise moderate to fresh south-easterly. UVB index: Moderate. Western half of the Eastern Cape: Cloudy and cold with rain and showers south of the escarpment. Morning snow is expected over northern high-lying. The wind along the coast will be fresh to strong southwesterly, moderating in the afternoon. Eastern half of the Eastern Cape: Cloudy and cold south of the escarpment with rain and showers. Morning snow is expected over the northern high-lying areas. The wind along the coast will be strong to gale force southwesterly, moderating in the afternoon KwaZulu-Natal: Partly cloudy in places in the west at first, otherwise cloudy and cool but cold in places in the Midlands and west. Isolated showers are expected over the east, clearing from the south by late afternoon. The wind along the coast will be strong to near gale southerly to south-westerly. UVB index: High.'

First Thursday cult classic movie nights

Weather CapeTown ETC

First Thursday is a Cape Town favourite but during the colder months of the year it can be difficult to get yourself out of the house to roam the chilly streets of the Mother City.Now 15 On Orange has a new option for your next First Thursday
'First Thursday is a Cape Town favourite but during the colder months of the year it can be difficult to get yourself out of the house to roam the chilly streets of the Mother City.Now 15 On Orange has a new option for your next First Thursday expedition that you’re sure to find the motivation to go to.If you’re like me and you’ve always wanted to peek inside the gorgeous 15 On Orange hotel, the perfect excuse is finally here.Every First Thursday, you can book your spot to watch one of the best cult classics of our time while indulging at the Wixworth Gin bar and enjoying delicious movie snacks in a cosy private cinema.The cosy cinema at 15 On Orange.Upon arrival a friendly staff member will show you the way from the foyer, you hop into the grand hotel elevator with a fancy chair and hit the top bottom for your desired destination.When you exit the elevator head to your left and go up the stairs on your right, you’ll see the gin bar there and all the gathering movie enthusiasts.I really enjoyed the gin cocktails, served with your choice of tonic and crushed ice for that extra touch.Before the movie starts I would suggest relaxing in the beautiful lounge area outside of the cinema so be sure to come a little early and bring a friend along for a good chat.Attendees enjoying their gins and chatting before the movie starts.When it’s time to head in for the movie, goodies boxes filled with all sorts of delightful movie snacks await each visitor just outside the cinema.It may be tricky to arrange a completely Banting meal as pop corn is not Banting but vegetarians and vegans will have no problem and you can email your dietary requirements to the organisers before the event.An attendee grabbing her snacks for the movie.Your box will come with the essential fresh popcorn of course and a selection of sweets, chocolate and a delicious wrap.Unlike movies at a cinema you won’t need to wait until you’ve finished your popcorn for the movie to start and you can even top at the gin bar for a refill before picking your spot in the cinema.The delicious goodie box awaiting each movie-goer.The cinemas is luxurious and comfortable with evenly spaced couches that allow each person their personal space while also being warm and welcoming.Each seating areas has its own table complete with glasses and still water in case you get thirsty in between all the gin.Half way through the movie you’ll be treated to a rich hot chocolate that is simply the cherry on top of the whole experience.The movie kicks off at 7pm but you can come at 6 to ensure you have the full experience and get your drinks and socialising in too.The next movie in the series is Inglourious Bastards and you can grab your ticket for the show on August 1 for R185.Get your tickets here.Pictures: Supplied . The post First Thursday cult classic movie nights appeared first on CapeTown ETC .'

Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 19 July 2019

Weather The South African

This forecast is designed to be a quick overview of what lies in store.
'Weather data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here. Warnings: Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the extreme south-eastern parts of the Northern Cape, Central Karoo of The Western Cape and Northern interior of the Eastern Cape. Watches:  None. Special weather advisories None. Weather forecast and UV index for all provinces Gauteng: Fine and cool. UVB sunburn index: Low. Mpumalanga: Fine and cool to warm. Limpopo: Fine and cool to warm. North-West Province: Fine and cool. Free State: Fine and cool. Northern Cape: Cloudy and foggy along the coast and adjacent interior at first, otherwise fine and cold to cool but warm in the northwest. The wind along the coast will be light north-westerly becoming southerly in the afternoon. Western Cape: Cloudy to partly cloudy over the west and south-west with morning fog over the west coast, otherwise fine and cold to cool but warm over the eastern interior. The wind along the coast will be moderate northerly to north-westerly but fresh to strong in the south-west. UVB index: Low. Western half of the Eastern Cape: Fine and warm but cool along the coast. The wind along the coast will be light and variable early morning,  becoming light to moderate south-westerly. Eastern half of the Eastern Cape: Fine and warm but cool in the north. The wind along the coast will be light and variable, becoming light south-westerly from midday KwaZulu-Natal: Morning mist over the interior, otherwise fine and cool but warm in the east. The wind along the coast will be gentle to moderate north to north-easterly, but fresh in the north of Richards Bay at times. UVB index: Moderate.'

Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 18 July 2019

Weather The South African

This forecast is designed to be a quick overview of what lies in store.
'Weather data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here. Warnings: Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the extreme south-eastern parts of the Northern Cape, Central Karoo of The Western Cape and Northern interior of the Eastern Cape. Watches:  None. Special weather advisories None. Weather forecast and UV index for all provinces Gauteng: Fine and cool. UVB sunburn index: Low. Mpumalanga: Fine and cool to warm. Limpopo: Fine and cool to warm. North-West Province: Fine and cool. Free State: Fine and cool. Northern Cape: Cloudy and foggy along the coast and adjacent interior at first, otherwise fine and cold to cool but warm in the northwest. The wind along the coast will be light north-westerly becoming southerly in the afternoon. Western Cape: Cloudy to partly cloudy over the west and south-west with morning fog over the west coast, otherwise fine and cold to cool but warm over the eastern interior. The wind along the coast will be moderate northerly to north-westerly but fresh to strong in the south-west. UVB index: Low. Western half of the Eastern Cape: Fine and warm but cool along the coast. The wind along the coast will be light and variable early morning,  becoming light to moderate south-westerly. Eastern half of the Eastern Cape: Fine and warm but cool in the north. The wind along the coast will be light and variable, becoming light south-westerly from midday KwaZulu-Natal: Morning mist over the interior, otherwise fine and cool but warm in the east. The wind along the coast will be gentle to moderate north to north-easterly, but fresh in the north of Richards Bay at times. UVB index: Moderate.'

Travel and hike with caution this winter

Weather CapeTown ETC

Recent weather conditions have led to an abundance of rainfall, which has led to the dam levels reaching a stable state, but how else does the wintry weather affect Capetonians?When we commute, take a walk or go hiking, the weather plays a big part
'Recent weather conditions have led to an abundance of rainfall, which has led to the dam levels reaching a stable state, but how else does the wintry weather affect Capetonians?When we commute, take a walk or go hiking, the weather plays a big part in how we fare, with many accidents caused directly by certain weather conditions.Focusing on preventing incidents related to wet roads, high-speed winds, snow or extreme cold states from happening could save you medical costs, or even your life.Below are tips on getting through the winter safely, whether you’re driving, hiking or just taking a walk.Drive with caution Wet and windy weather causes difficult driving conditions and motorists should drive at designated speeds during such times.Here’s how to stay safe on the road this winter: If you find yourself in a icy situation it is important that you check and clean your mirrors and windscreen: taking a rough cloth and wiping the build up from the surface, before your start your car.Before you take off it is vital that you ensure that all your cars lights are working.Get your tyres looked at and have them replaced when it should be, tread usually lasts three to 4 years, but have them checked occasionally depending on how often you use your car.In the cold you always end up with a foggy windscreen, wipers and washers ensures that you can a clear view of the road ahead.Make sure that your cars washer is filled with the appropriate cleaning agent and that wipers are still in working condition.Make sure that all your heating equipment is fully functional, defrosters are important the driving in cold conditions.Have a look at the cooling system, use antifreeze to ensure that the system does not freeze.Maintain a safe following distance at all times.If you’re going hiking or walking, consider these safety tips: Always dress warmly to avoid getting a cold.Avoid areas that have dams or rivers running through . When you go hiking in adverse conditions make sure you have more than one person tagging along on the journey.Hike when the sun is at it’s highest point, after sunset the temperatures can turn freezing.Always wear a beanie or some form of clothing to keep your head warm.Take an uphill trail to keep the circulation going.Make sure that you stay hydrated.There are six weeks of winter left, enjoy it, and do it safely.Picture: Pexels . The post Travel and hike with caution this winter appeared first on CapeTown ETC .'

Nearly 800 incidents as a result of winter weather

Weather CapeTown ETC

With winter in full swing and plenty of rainfall recently as well as more forecast for the coming days, the City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management (DRMC) has calculated a recorded 760 weather-related incidents for the month of June.The DRMC
'With winter in full swing and plenty of rainfall recently as well as more forecast for the coming days, the City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management (DRMC) has calculated a recorded 760 weather-related incidents for the month of June.The DRMC coordinates the City’s response to  accidents that impact the safety and wellbeing of residents.In June, the DRMC received weather warnings from the South African Weather Service on two occasions.Severe weather fallouts reports included flooding to varying degrees, roofs damaged or blown off by strong winds, fallen trees and branches, blocked drains, and power outages among others.The DRMC recorded the following notifications of weather-related incidents: – 139 leaking/blown off roofs, roof repair needed or other notifications related to roofs affected by storms – 346 fallen trees on roads, overhead cables, and other tree-related notifications – 84 electricity outages between 21 and 23 June 2019 -1 91 incidents relating to blocked roadways and flooding in formal and informal areas. “We are grateful for the winter rain, as it is crucial to efforts to replenish our dams, but the City is also mindful of its responsibility to protect those who are vulnerable when storm-like conditions hit the city.The focus of the City’s emergency services is always on protecting life as a first priority, to avoid damage to property or the environment and to minimise disruption,” said Mayco Member for Safety and Security JP Smith.When a call is received, it is assessed in terms of what services are required, and whether it is a routine matter or requires emergency action.Internal role-players include the City’s departments for water and sanitation, transport and stormwater, electricity, informal settlements, public housing, building inspectors, and safety and security.External stakeholders include the Social Security Agency of South Africa (SASSA), the SPCA and several others. “The incidents are prioritised, and staff will respond accordingly.It is therefore extremely important that anyone in need of assistance provides as much detail as possible, as that helps determine where on the list of priorities the incident can be placed if need be, particularly when staff are overrun with requests for assistance,” said Smith.Fake news, amplified by instant messaging and social media platforms, has become a source of concern for the City’s first responders.One such example was the hurricane warning that circulated recently.The hoax message resulted in a flood of calls to the DRMC made by concerned residents. “Our appeal to the public is to not share these messages until they are verified.It creates unnecessary panic, and blocks the emergency lines which means persons who need assistance struggle to get through,” said Smith. “We also ask that the public help our disaster risk reduction efforts by making sure that their immediate environment is flood- and fire-secure, that they have a family disaster risk plan in place, in the event of an emergency, and that they report any illegal dumping and blockages of the stormwater system, as this is a major contributing factor to localised flooding during times of heavy downpours.” Picture: Pixabay . The post Nearly 800 incidents as a result of winter weather appeared first on CapeTown ETC .'

Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 17 July 2019

Weather The South African

This forecast is designed to be a quick overview of what lies in store.
'Weather data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here. Warnings: Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the Central Karoo of the Western Cape, central and southern parts of the Northern Cape as  well as the northern and central parts of the Eastern Cape. Watches:  None. Special weather advisories Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over Inxuba Yethemba LM, Enoch Mgijima LM, Intsika Yethu LM and Emalahleni LM of the Eastern Cape on Thursday. Weather forecast and UV index for all provinces Gauteng: Fine and cool. UVB sunburn index: Low. Mpumalanga: Fine and cool to warm. Limpopo: Fine and cool to warm. North-West Province: Fine and cool. Free State: Fine and cool. Northern Cape: Cloudy and foggy along the coast and adjacent interior at first, otherwise fine and cold to cool but warm in the northwest. The wind along the coast will be light north-westerly becoming southerly in the afternoon. Western Cape: Cloudy to partly cloudy over the west and south-west with morning fog over the west coast, otherwise fine and cold to cool but warm over the eastern interior. The wind along the coast will be moderate northerly to north-westerly but fresh to strong in the south-west. UVB index: Low. Western half of the Eastern Cape: Fine and warm but cool along the coast. The wind along the coast will be light and variable early morning,  becoming light to moderate south-westerly. Eastern half of the Eastern Cape: Fine and warm but cool in the north. The wind along the coast will be light and variable, becoming light south-westerly from midday KwaZulu-Natal: Morning mist over the interior, otherwise fine and cool but warm in the east. The wind along the coast will be gentle to moderate north to north-easterly, but fresh in the north of Richards Bay at times. UVB index: Moderate.'