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Media Release Date Published
  WINDY AND STORMY CONDITIONS LIKELY OVER PARTS OF SOUTH AFRICA THIS WEEK (29 September to 02 October 2021) 28 September 2021
  SNOWY, COLD CONDITIONS OVER PARTS OF SA THIS WEEKEND (27 - 29 AUGUST 2021) 26 August 2021
  INTENSE COLD FRONT TO BRING WINTERY WEATHER TO PARTS OF SOUTH AFRICA FROM THURSDAY, 26 AUGUST 2021 24 August 2021
  TWO WINTER SYSTEMS AFFECTING SOUTH AFRICA IN THE DAYS TO COME 12 to 15 AUGUST 2021 11 August 2021
  THE SOUTH AFRICAN WEATHER SERVICE (SAWS) CELEBRATES 20 YEARS AS A PUBLIC ENTITY! 30 July 2021
  YET ANOTHER WEEK OF BITTERLY COLD WINTER WEATHER, WITH SNOWFALL FOR SOME PROVINCES 19 July 2021
  WET, WINDY AND COLD CONDITIONS FROM THIS MONDAY, 12 JULY 2021 11 July 2021
  SEVERAL COLD FRONTS EXPECTED TO AFFECT THE CAPE PROVINCES THIS WEEK 28 JUNE TO 1 JULY 2021 26 June 2021
  Very rough seas and gale force winds expected for the Cape Provinces 25 - 26 June 2021 24 June 2021
  ISHAAM ABADER APPOINTED CEO OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN WEATHER SERVICE FROM 1 APRIL 2021 1 June 2021
  Wet and very cold week ahead for South Africa 31 May 2021
  Cold snap over the country this weekend 20 - 23 May 2021 18 May 2021
  CUT-OFF LOW TO CAUSE ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS OVER PARTS OF THE WESTERN CAPE 4 May 2021
  CALL FOR THE NOMINATIONS OF SUITABLE PERSONS TO BE APPOINTED AS BOARD MEMBERS AS PER GOVERNMENT GAZETTE 44490 26 April 2021
  Government Gazette 44490 26 April 2021
  World Meteorological Day 2021: Celebrating our connection to the ocean, our climate and weather 17 March 2021
  A cold front brings unsettled weather conditions over the Western Cape Province: 09 to 10 March 2021 10 March 2021
  WELCOME TO MODERATE TROPICAL STORM “GUAMBE” 17 February 2021
  FURTHER RAINFALL EXPECTED FOR AREAS RECENTLY DEVASTATED BY FLOODS 11 February 2021
  SOUTH AFRICAN WEATHER SERVICE LAUNCHES THE REGIONAL WMO INTEGRTED GLOBAL OBSERVING SYSTEM CENTRE (RWC-SA) ON 9 FEBRUARY 2021 8 February 2021
  LIMPOPO AND MPUMALANGA IN FOR MORE RAINFALL 30 January 2021
  DISRUPTIVE RAINFALL OVER THE CENTRAL INTERIOR 26 January 2021
  WEEKEND UPDATE REGARDING SEVERE TROPICAL STORM “ELOISE” 22 January 2021
  UPDATE ON TROPICAL STORM “ELOISE” 20 January 2021
  FIRST UPDATE REGARDING TROPICAL STORM “ELOISE” 18 January 2021
  RAINFALL OVER SA AS WE ENTER INTO 2021 28 December 2020
  A DUBLIN IN IRELAND RECRUITMENT SITE MISLEADING AND SCAMMING UNSUSPECTING JOB SEEKERS 25 November 2020
  MULTICELL CLUSTER STORM CAUSES HAVOC IN MTHATHA ON 17 NOVEMBER 2020 19 November 2020
  A SPELL OF STORMY WEATHER LIES AHEAD 3 November 2020
  YELLOW WARNING (L2) FOR RAIN LEADING TO LOCALIZED FLOODING TO THE END OF THE SCHOOL HOLIDAY 30 October 2020
  IMPACT-BASED SEVERE WEATHER WARNING SYSTEM INTRODUCED TO SOUTH AFRICA 14 October 2020
  WIDESPREAD SPRING RAIN AND STORMS IN THE DAYS AHEAD 30 September 2020
  WINDY AND CHILLY CONDITIONS AS WE ENTER SPRING SEASON 1 September 2020
  TYPICAL LATE WINTER WEATHER AS WE MOVE INTO LOCK DOWN LEVEL 2 17 August 2020
  INTENSE COLD FRONT EXPECTED IN THE CAPE PROVINCES ON MONDAY, 13 JULY 2020 13 July 2020
  A SERIES OF COLD FRONTS HEADED FOR THE SOUTHERN PARTS OF SOUTH AFRICA. 25 June 2020
  COLD WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVER CENTRAL AND EASTERN SOUTH AFRICA (16 -18 JUNE 2020) 15 June 2020
  INTENSE COLD FRONT EXPECTED TO HIT SOUTH AFRICA 8 June 2020
  SOUTH AFRICA WELCOMING WINTER WITH SNOW FROM MONDAY, 25 MAY 2020 22 May 2020
  STORMY AND COLD WEATHER EXPECTED ACROSS CENTRAL AND EASTERN SOUTH AFRICA (27-29 APRIL 2020) 27 April 2020
  STORMY AND COOLER WEATHER EXPECTED TO SET IN OVER SOUTH AFRICA, 14-15 APRIL 2020 13 April 2020
  TAAIBOSCHSPRUIT FARM (PANBULT) TORNADO: MPUMALANGA 6 January 2020
  MEDIA RELEASE: CAUTION ADVISED AROUND THE COASTLINE DURING CHRISTMAS DAY SPRING TIDES 23 December 2019
  CAUTION ADVISED AROUND THE COASTLINE IN THE FACE OF LARGE SWELL AND STRONG WINDS : 18 – 23 DECEMBER 2019 17 December 2019
  CAUTION ADVISED AROUND THE COASTLINE DURING WEEK OF SPRING TIDES 9 December 2019
  HEAVY DOWNPOURS EXPECTED OVER EASTERN, NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PARTS IN SOUTH AFRICA FROM TONIGHT UNTIL THURSDAY, 5 DECEMBER 2019 3 December 2019
  VIOOLSDRIF TEMPERATURE ON 28 NOVEMBER 2019 2 December 2019
  DAMAGE FROM A MICROBURST IN EASTERN CAPE: 29 NOVEMBER 2019 2 December 2019
  TORNADO IN UTRECHT IN KWAZULU-NATAL AND OTHER SEVERE STORMS ON FRIDAY EVENING (22 NOVEMBER 2019) 23 November 2019
  GUSTNADOES OBSERVED NEAR BAPSFONTEIN IN GAUTENG ON 20 NOVEMBER 2019 21 November 2019
  MEDIA RELEASE: TORNADO OVER NEW HANOVER: KWAZULU NATAL 13 November 2019
  FIRST SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL COULD LEAD TO POTENTIAL FLOODING IN PLACES 12 November 2019
  SEASONAL FORECAST FOR SUMMER 2019/20 AND THE CURRENT STATE OF DROUGHT IN SOUTH AFRICA 4 November 2019
  TYPICAL WINTER DAYS FOR THE SOUTH-WESTERN PARTS, BUT PERSISTENT HEAT WAVE CONDITIONS OVER NORTH-EASTERN SOUTH AFRICA 24 October 2019
  COLD, WET AND WINDY CONDITIONS EXPECTED IN THE CAPE, WHILE WARMER TEMPERATURES WELCOMED IN THE EASTERN PARTS OF SOUTH AFRICA 27 September 2019
  ACTIVE WEATHER IS EXPECTED OVER PARTS OF SOUTH AFRICA 4 September 2019
  SPRING WEEKEND WEATHER 30 August 2019
  LAUNCH OF THE SKUKUZA RADAR: 14 AUGUST 2019 14 August 2019
  A COLD, WET AND WINDY START TO THE WEEK 22 July 2019
  WINDY, WINTRY WEATHER EXPECTED ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY, 30 JUNE AND 1 JULY 2019 28 June 2019
  INTENSE COLD FRONT TO REACH WESTERN CAPE ON FRIDAY 21ST OF JUNE 2019 19 June 2019
  EXPECTED WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR 8 MAY 2019: SOUTH AFRICAN GENERAL ELECTIONS DAY 6 May 2019
  WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSHOWERS OVER CENTRAL AND SOUTH-EASTERN SOUTH AFRICA 21-22 APRIL 2019 AND CAUTION TO THE EASTER WEEKEND TRAFFIC 20 April 2019
  TROPICAL CYCLONE KENNETH 24 April 2019
  MORE RAIN EXPECTED AS LEARNERS’ HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL POST LONG WEEKEND 22 April 2019
  LOW MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OVER WESTERN FREE STATE: 16 AND 17 APRIL 2019 16 April 2019
  STORMY WEATHER TO BE EXPECTED OVERPARTS OF SOUTH AFRICA 7 March 2019
  STORMY WEATHER TO BE EXPECTED OVER THE EASTERN PARTS OF SOUTH AFRICA ON VOTER REGISTRATION WEEKEND : 25 - 27 JANUARY 2019 24 January 2019
  COLD FRONT EXPECTED OVER PARTS OF SOUTH AFRICA BETWEEN 1 – 3 JULY 2018 28 June 2018
  RAIN, SNOW, WINDY AND COLD CONDITIONS OVER PARTS OF SOUTH AFRICA, 9 TO 10 AUGUST 2018 9 August 2018
  SNOW AND BITTERLY COLD CONDITIONS EXPECTED FOR CAPE PROVINCES, 5 TO 7 SEPTEMBER 2018 5 September 2018
  THE SOUTH AFRICAN WEATHER SERVICE SENDS ITS CONDOLENCES TO THE MOLEWA FAMILY AND THE NATION 26 September 2018
  COLD WEATHER EXPECTED FOR PARTS OF SOUTH AFRICA , 2 TO 4 OCTOBER 2018 2 October 2018
  STORMY WEATHER EXPECTED FOR PARTS OF SOUTH AFRICA: 12 AND 13 OCTOBER 2018 12 October 2018
  STORMY WEATHER AS WELL AS HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED FOR PARTS OF SOUTH AFRICA , 31 OCTOBER AND 01 NOVEMBER 2018 31 October 2018
  HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED FOR PARTS OF SOUTH AFRICA 08 AND 09 DECEMBER 2018 7 December 2018
  WET AND COLD WEATHER EXPECTED OVER THE WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE, 14 TO 15 JUNE 2018 12 June 2018
  WET AND COLD WEATHER EXPECTED TO SET IN OVER THE EASTERN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, 14 TO 16 MAY 2018 11 May 2018
  WORLD METEOROLOGICAL DAY CELEBRATED ON 23 MARCH 2018 – SAWS LAUNCHES EXCITING UPGRADED WEATHERSMART APP 23 March 2018
  SEVERE TROPICAL STORM “ELIAKIM” LASHES MADAGASCAR; HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING EXPECTED. WELCOME RAIN EXPECTED IN SOUTH AFRICA THIS WEEKEND DUE TO A COLD FRONT 16 March 2018
  UPDATE: RAIN THIS WEEKEND; HEAVY IN SOME AREAS 23 February 2018
  WIDESPREAD RAIN THIS WEEKEND: 23 – 25 FEBRUARY 2018 21 February 2018
  BACKGROUND BRIEFING NOTE 26 January 2018
  SEASONAL FORECASTS UNDER THE CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN THE WESTERN CAPE 26 January 2018
  RAINY WEATHER EXPECTED OVER EASTERN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY: 04-06 DECEMBER 2017 4 December 2017
  UNSEASONAL COLD WEATHER EXPECTED OVER THE COUNTRY: 14 - 16 NOVEMBER 2017 13 November 2017
  STORMY WEATHER EXPECTED FOR PARTS OF SOUTH AFRICA 26 October 2017
  THE SOUTH AFRICAN WEATHER SERVICE’S RESPONSE TO THE TWO SEVERE WEATHER EVENTS IN GAUTENG AND KZN IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2017: MR JERRY LENGOASA, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 12 October 2017
  MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT SIGNED BETWEEN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WEATHER SERVICE AND THE CENTRE FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING 10 October 2017
  SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WREAK HAVOC IN GAUTENG ON 9 OCTOBER 2017; FURTHER WARNINGS FOR KWAZULU NATAL AND EASTERN CAPE ON 10 OCTOBER 2017 10 October 2017
  STORMY WEATHER EXPECTED OVER SOUTH AFRICA: 4-7 OCTOBER 2017 4 October 2017
  ALLEGATIONS OF MISUSE OF PUBLIC MONEY AT THE SOUTH AFRICAN WEATHER SERVICE 7 September 2017
  SOUTH AFRICA SHIVERS IN THE GRIP OF ICY WEATHER 17 August 2017
  COLD SNAP TO HIT SOUTH AFRICA THIS WEEK: 16 AUGUST 2017 ONWARDS 15 August 2017
  INTENSE COLD FRONT EXPECTED TO AFFECT SOUTH AFRICA: 15 – 17 JULY 2017 13 July 2017
  COLD FRONT EXPECTED OVER THE WEEKEND: 10 JUNE 2017 9 June 2017