Archive for 16. January 2011

Climate Change

Sunday, 16. January 2011

Summer is the wet season in South Africa, which means an almost daily storm in the late afternoon/early evening. No longer than two hours and the weather is fine again.
This year we are lacking these heavy storms with lightnings all around and roaring thunder, which I like so much. Instead we encounter frequent abundant rains, which don’t bother too much if they are all night long. But a couple of hours of drizzle during the day can become annoying.
These days South Africa too is encountering floods – luckily not as bad as Australia, Brazil and other parts of the world, but they cause damage and already caused some fatalities. The heaviest floods are expected in provinces, that don’t have much rain so far. This is due to the fact that all the dams on the Highveld are on 100% -some already 115%- capacity.