This section contains Adobe Acrobat files with useful summaries produced by the South African Weather Service. The following links gives access to the summary forecast for the provinces and to the travelers weather forecast for major destinations in Southern Africa.
The South African Weather Service currently maintain two separate seasonal forecasting systems. One dynamical global Ensemble Prediction System (EPS) using the ECHAM4.5 Atmospheric General Circulation Model (AGCM), as well as a statistical forecasting system which is based on a Model Output Statistics (MOS) approach and is downscaled to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) area of interest. The Long-Range Forecasting Group was also awarded the Global Producing Status (GPC) for the aforementioned EPS, which ensures that specific standards are met for producing global predictions. The below links directs to the Seasonal Climate Watch, a document that is the result of expert discussion and advisory for the coming season, as well as all the prediction maps of all the previously mentioned systems. For further details access the following links: