Monthly Archives: June 2012

Invader fruit fly a major threat

Invader fruit fly a major threat

http://sawdis1.blogspot.com/2012/06/invader-fruit-fly-major-threat.html

May Global Temperatures Second Warmest on Record

May Global Temperatures Second Warmest on Record

http://sawdis1.blogspot.com/2012/06/may-global-temperatures-second-warmest.html

Fire Detection Map: Tuesday 12 June 17:00

While driving from Pretoria to Secunda earlier, I saw many veld fires along the way, especially in the region about 20km northwest of Matla.

The satellite fire detection maps shows just how many fires there are at the moment:firemap

Wunderground maps – Sunday 10 June – 06:00, 14:00, 20:00

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Weather graphs for the week ending 9 June 2012

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Secunda Sundown – Saturday 9 June

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Wundermap: Saturday 17:30

Wundermap: Saturday 17:30

Wundermap: Saturday 12:15

Wundermap Saturday 12:12

Today’s Max Temp Chart for SA

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Weekend weather outlook: 48hr meteogram

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GFS Rain / Freezing Rain / Snow forecast for 9 June

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Lightning image captured by webcam?

This image of the cloud trailing edge of the cold front was captured by the webcam.  The strike was not detected by the lightning detector … weird…

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Irene Radar shows rain

The Irene radar is indicating rain about 30km west of Heidelberg. I will be watching it closely!

Update: 16:10 – Rain is forming a line from Vosloorus to Balfour, almost in Heidelberg.

Update: 16:20 – Rain area seems to be increasing, maybe reaching Secunda by 17:30.

Update: 17:40 – very strong wind gusts (50km/h+) with no rain observed; very fine mist like droplets in the air.

Radar map capture: ((C) weathersa.co.za)

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Cold front arrives in Secunda

 

The anticipated cold front arrived in Secunda moments ago, with temperature dropping rapidly, humidity & pressure increasing.  Temp gradient is around 8 degC/hr.

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Updated: The trailing edge of the  front clouds is approaching:Webcsm Lightning

Southern Africa – Wundermap 15:15 (SAST)

Wundermap Southern Africa 2012-06-08 15:15

Wundermap Southern Africa 2012-06-08 15:15

EUMETSAT Atmospheric Vector Image

EUMETSAT Atmospheric Vector Image

EUMETSAT Atmospheric Vector Image

 

GFS Model Air Pressure Chart

GFS air pressure chart for today 14:00

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Expected temperatures for Sunday morning (GFS Model)

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Weekly weather graphs: Fri 8 June

Current weekly graph

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Southern Africa PWS (Personal Weather Stations) Map: Thu 2012-Jun-07

Personal Weather Stations Map for Southern Africa: Thu 2012-Jun-07 – 21:00

This is the first major cold front approaching the interior, affecting Gauteng & Mpumalanga.

I will post a few of these maps during the coming weekend to keep record of what’s happening.

Weather: Southern Africa

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