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Southern Africa"s weather patterns a guide to the interpretation of synoptic maps by Lynn Hurry

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Published by Via Afrika in Goodwood .
Written in English



  • Africa, Southern,
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  • Synoptic climatology -- Africa, Southern.,
  • Africa, Southern -- Climate -- Charts, diagrams, etc.

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Edition Notes

StatementLynn Hurry, Johan van Heerden.
ContributionsVan Heerden, Johan.
LC ClassificationsQC991.A43 H87 1982
The Physical Object
Pagination80 p. :
Number of Pages80
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2808809M
ISBN 10079940604X
LC Control Number83241679

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over most of Southern Africa Latitudinal position also allows the influence of mid-latitude cyclones. This causes rainfall over the South Western Cape in winter. Results in a coastal low which cause Berg Winds. The influence of South Africa’s altitude Most of South Africa is situated on a Size: 2MB. Weather in Southern Africa. The countries of Southern Africa generally tend to experience very hot summers and mild winters. Summer - October to February. During summer, temperatures will range from 10 to as high as 40 degrees Celsius (50 - F). Destinations including Pilanesberg, the Kruger National Park, the Free State and the Little Karoo. This report provides a general overview of the regional climate in southern Africa. A follow-up report that provides a specific focus on the climate of the semi-arid regions of southern Africa is currently under development. General overview The climate across southern Africa varies from arid conditions in . La Nina Weather Patterns: What Southern Africa Should Know Sinikiwe Marodza Finally hope for Southern Africa seems to be here! After years and years of going through the El-Nino induced drought, the region is expected to receive normal to above normal rainfall for the cropping season, as per the latest report from the Global.

interpretation of station models and the dominant pattern of High Pressures that affect the climate. Much of this is a recap from Grade X-PLANATION Characteristics and Position of Africa’s Major Climate Regions Africa’s position is relatively unique in the sense . Weather and climate affect many aspects of life in Southern Africa. As much of the region relies on subsistence Agriculture for their income, accurate predictions of weather patterns are instrumental to many people’s livelihoods. Furthermore, unstable weather patterns affect plans for Industry, Energy Generation, and Transport throughout the region. Temperature. South Africa has typical weather for the Southern Hemisphere, with the coldest days in June– the central plateau, which includes the Free State and Gauteng provinces, the altitude keeps the average temperatures below 20 °C (68 °F); Johannesburg, for example, lies at 1, metres (5, ft).In winter temperatures can drop below freezing, also due to altitude. The southern Cape has its own weather pattern that's totally different from anywhere else in Africa – and indeed this explains why the Cape's flora is so unique! From around November to March, whilst it rains in the rest of southern Africa, the Cape is hot, sunny, dry, and generally perfect for a holiday.

Although generalizing South Africa's weather is difficult, there are a few absolutes that apply throughout the country. Unlike Africa's equatorial countries, where the year is split into rainy and dry seasons, South Africa does have four seasons—summer, fall, winter, and spring—only they are flipped from the seasons in the Northern Hemisphere. South Africa Weather and Climate. South Africa's climatic conditions generally range from Mediterranean in the southwestern corner of South Africa to temperate in the interior plateau, and subtropical in the northeast. A small area in the northwest has a desert climate. Most of the country has warm, sunny days and cool nights. Analysis - The WFP says a "silent catastrophe" is playing out in southern Africa where a record 45 million people face growing levels of hunger Southern Africa: Whatever the Weather - Southern. Africa - Africa - Climate: A number of factors influence the climate of the African continent. First, most of the continent—which extends from 35° S to about 37° N latitude—lies within the tropics. Second, the near bisection of the continent by the Equator results in a largely symmetrical arrangement of climatic zones on either side. This symmetry is, however, imperfect because of a.