I learn that Europe encounters a true winter this year with snow as it had been when I was a kid, but not seen for many years.
Capricious weather we encounter here as well. This summer is the most wet ever in the Gauteng area. It never happened before that all outlets at the Hartbeespoort Dam had to be opened.
In parallel Western Province is encountering one of the driest summers within living memory.
And today the Celsius scale reached 50 degrees in the Little Karoo, which resulted in 50 ostriches dying.