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Geoff.D

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La Niña.

El Nino is the dry one, La Niña is the wet one.

*smirks*
Fixed. here is the latest SAWS reference on El Niño

The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) has strengthened marginally towards an El Niño phase over the last month. As before it is still predicted to last for the rest of summer and most of autumn. During the last month a more typical El Niño response is in effect, indicating that there may be some influence during the latter parts of the summer season, which typically means below-normal rainfall totals.
Above-normal rainfall conditions are expected over the summer rainfall regions during early autumn (Feb-Mar-Apr), however it is not clear what conditions can be expected during mid-autumn (Mar-Apr-May) and late-autumn (Apr-May-Jun). As indicated above rainfall totals are expected to deteriorate during the change of seasons from summer to autumn in the summer rainfall regions due to the El Niño effect. Forecasts do however indicate above-normal rainfall totals during autumn for parts of the southern coastal areas, which are currently in dire need of water resources.
Mostly higher temperatures are still expected moving towards the autumn season. During late-autumn however, below-normal maximum temperatures are indicated for parts of the country.
In general, the transition between the late summer months and autumn still indicate that wet and dry spells will alternate frequently throughout. Caution is still advised when using the current forecast, and conservative planning is recommended.
The South African Weather Service will continue to monitor and provide updates of any
 

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Segg

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Well the TAF's are showing some decent chances of Rain from 11:00 this morning, scattered thunderstorms lasting until around 18:00 today, reducing in intensity until 21:00 before increasing again from 22:00

Radar back this so far

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Sinbad

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Can you switch in and out of circuit, solar panels to control the charge available?
Everything is managed automatically. The system will shunt any surplus energy when batteries are full and load is lower than yield.
 

Sinbad

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What do you do with the surplus energy?
Currently I don't have a surplus. Consumption is around 35kwh a day and generation 12-18 depending on weather.
If there was surplus it would go to waste, Joburg doesn't allow feed in.
 

Geoff.D

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But it has to go somewhere how do you waste it?
Presumably one could heat water with the excess?
Sorry wrong thread will move the discussion to the correct thread.
 

jun_tao

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House suddenly went dark, very grey clouds, wind is blowing. Hearing thunder, also starting to drizzle a bit.
South of JHB, near Gold Reef.
 
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