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May 23, 2007 Edition 2
Sapa and Staff writer
THE icy weather of snow, hail and heavy rain that has swept across South Africa over the past few days has set 54 weather records.
The South African Weather Service said 34 new records were set on Monday and another 20 yesterday. Almost all records were for the lowest maximum and minimum daily temperatures in towns across the country.
Plettenberg Bay and Tsitsikamma both recorded their highest daily rainfall, at 68mm and 71.2mm respectively, on Monday. Plettenberg Bay recorded its lowest minimum temperature, 5.6°C, yesterday. Tsitsikamma had its lowest maximum temperature on Monday, 12.1°C, and its lowest minimum yesterday, 6.3°C.
The lowest minimum temperature recorded was -6°C in Welkom, while the lowest maximum temperature was a mere 1.7°C in Barkly East. Both were recorded on Monday night.
Originally posted by junglelord
Climate change is about dynamic instability.
Its not just global warming, although that is the total net result.
The local fluctuations will be wild swings from the norm which may be quite cold.