The Gauteng Weather and Storm Warning Thread!

The_Librarian

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Had a downpour pre-HDD-fail-on-server but now the sun is shining and all is good.

PS : server is OK, data is OK, users never knew what happened.
 

Toxxyc

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Takes you back to the good old days then we had to think while driving. :X3:
You always have to think and be aware... lapses like these's what causes accidents.

I'm also guilty of the same...
You guys are correct, of course. Sometimes though I just go into auto-pilot, but I still keep safe distances and so on. I consider myself a very safe (even granny-like safe) driver.

Kicked IN or switched OFF? I hope you have read the manual and understand how these gimmicks actually work!
Look at the trouble Boeing is in with an automated system in the 737 Max the pilots did not understand.

In your car, you have an automated system doing things for you which is desensitising you to road conditions and when you need those driving skills, you get caught unawares.

Why do I call them gimmicks? Because that is what they are. They work against drivers building up experience of how to drive in all road conditions. Just like an automatic motor car, ultimately, in a country full of very bad roads, they are just a danger.
What I mean is this - The cruise control was on, and on a slippery piece of road the traction control kicked in and switched off the cruise control. It's not doing much else other than removing traction on the slipping wheels, meaning it's keeping me from veering off to one side of the road. I know exactly what it does and why it does it, and that's why I won't turn off the traction control. It's made my ride more safe and comfortable a few times in the past. Never on tarmac, but a few times on sandy dirt roads. They're gimmicks, true, but man they're lekker gimmicks to have :D

Again, I consider myself a safe driver. I'm not the most experienced or the best, I know that, but I've done probably around 600,000km in my ~11 years of driving, so I'm not a total greenhorn either.
 

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Just shy of 22mm in that heavy rain earlier. I did not empty the thing as it's still raining really softly. More like a cling mist than a rain really...
 

BBSA

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⚠BREAKING: VAAL DAM BACK ABOVE 70% full with STRONG INFLOWS still coming in after heavy downpours!!!

DAM LEVEL:
25 April 2019: 71,02%
24 April 2019: 69,62%
23 April 2019: 68,53%
22 April 2019: 68,44%
21 April 2019: 68,44%
 

rambo919

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All this talk of the good old days.... I still drive a pre-2000 car with none of the modern toys..... takes concentration.
 

The_Librarian

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storm damaged a DB in our area around 14:00. City Power fixed it, power was restored a few minutes ago.

Sorry for those businesses who still haven't gotten the memo and who still haven't got a generator as backup power...
 

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22mm in Doringkloof since yesterday afternoon. At +- 11:30 am heck of a storm in PTA CBD
 

Geoff.D

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Die Wilgers
2018-03-31 Mar Summary 266 mm
2018-04 30 Apr Summary 53 mm
2018-05-31 May Summary 0 mm
2018-06-30 Jun Summary 0 mm
2018-07-31 Jul Summary 0 mm
2018-08-30 Aug Summary 0 mm
2018-09 31 Sep Summary 0 mm
2018-10-31 Oct Summary 73 mm
2018-11-30 Nov Summary 42.5 mm
2018-12-31 Dec Summary 46.5 mm
2019-01-31 Jan Summary 168 mm
2019-01-31 Jul '18-Jan'19 season Summary 330 mm
2019-02-28 Feb Summary 162 mm
2019-03-31 Mar Summary 13.5 mm
2019-04-06 07:00 20 mm
2019-04-08 07:00 26 mm
2019-04-12 07:00 5.5 mm
2019-04-23 07:00 3 mm
2019-04-25 07:00 9 mm
2019-04-26 07:00 5 mm [68.5 mm, within "normal" range for April]
 

ebendl

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Die Wilgers
2019-02-28 Feb Summary 162 mm
2019-03-31 Mar Summary 13.5 mm
2019-04-06 07:00 20 mm
2019-04-08 07:00 26 mm
2019-04-12 07:00 5.5 mm
2019-04-23 07:00 3 mm
2019-04-25 07:00 9 mm
2019-04-26 07:00 5 mm [68.5 mm, within "normal" range for April]
March was quite far below I take it?
 

Lupus

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Argh with the rain we had last week I see that one of my ceilings must've had a leak sigh
 

Ockie

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Why the fck am I hearing thunder? Bromhof in Randburg. It is winter no? We aint got no thunderstorms in winter!!??? o_O
 
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