The Gauteng Weather and Storm Warning Thread!

Geoff.D

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Get 1/some of these for your DB board - no guarantee it will work against a direct strike, but better to have it installed than nothing at all - I'v got a few installed and touch wood I've never had issues except with lightning coming through my old DSL line a couple of years ago :rolleyes:
I have those installed, one on the Neutral and one on the Live. Works to keep surges in check.
CBI now supply double pole type II surge arrestors.
Check the CBI website for details.
 

Geoff.D

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Thanks we have one of those in our unit will pass it on in the complex group for others might be way i have no damage our side have one of them in DB Board and surge protector plugs in all the plugs
This is the better one to get as it provides surge protection on Live and Neutral With an indicator that shows green when it is functional.
 
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McT

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A little passing shower moved through the area. Looks like it is going to be a day of decent rain in and off.
 

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Which weather provider donyou trust most beside segg?

Want to go to Sun City for the day tomorrow but obviously only if the weather will be ok. Just not sure if i can trust accuweather anymore
 

Geoff.D

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Which weather provider donyou trust most beside segg?

Want to go to Sun City for the day tomorrow but obviously only if the weather will be ok. Just not sure if i can trust accuweather anymore
Look at them all and then hope that their experts and algorithms give you a reasonable guess.
What you need to accept is that all of them are just forecasts and none will ever spot on correct all the time.
I do my own forecasts, they are as good as any of the others.
If you have access to aviation forecasts and data, then the accuracy is far higher because those forecasts are updated far regularly than the others available.
 

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Which weather provider donyou trust most beside segg?

Want to go to Sun City for the day tomorrow but obviously only if the weather will be ok. Just not sure if i can trust accuweather anymore
I mainly get my weather info from the SAWS :) They're not as hopeless as people make them out to be

For short term forecasts I read the TAF's publicly accessible from here
 

Mortymoose

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I don't have a Namibia Rain Thread, but by association to the same weather cells, I get to post in here... :unsure:

I was super excited to see the Sat Image for 06H00 this morning, It is not often that the vast barren country known as Namibia has such cloud cover at this time of the morn..... Windhoek has been forecast to have rain for the next seven days, The dams are filling up, the people joyous....

Rainover NAM.jpg
 

voldoverse

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I mainly get my weather info from the SAWS :) They're not as hopeless as people make them out to be

For short term forecasts I read the TAF's publicly accessible from here
Just looked at TAF's wtf i dont underatand a single thing there

Thanks regardless, lemme go check what SAWS says rather
 

Geoff.D

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I mainly get my weather info from the SAWS :) They're not as hopeless as people make them out to be

For short term forecasts, I read the TAF's publicly accessible from here
Spot on! Everyone's opinion about SAWS is based on what they see on news broadcasts. Now, the problem here is the weather BCs are prepared hours before the actual BC based on old info, which the channel massages itself and by then there is much more accurate data available from SAWS. This is where the mismatch comes from. Go to the source and you will immediately see the difference.
And then what many won't acknowledge is that SAWS does plenty of data gathering which is fed into the so-called accurate international forecasts which drives all these apps.
It is like so many things in SA at the moment, everything done locally is bad useless and therefore to be ignored which is a monumental fallacy.
The TAFs are updated regularly and in any case, every time there is a change and that analysis is very accurate and pretty reliable.
I use the TAF info available for ORT, Lanseria, Waterkloof, Wonderboom because that gives me a virtual 360 view of what is happening around where I live.
The radar data is no longer available to us plebs. That is really great stuff if you have access.
The storm tracker and other publically available views on the SAWS website is really interesting to look at. And pretty accurate for short term forecasting.
I suggest you spend some time on the SAWS site and see for yourself, but do so objectively and with an open mind.
 
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Gordon_R

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Unfortunately TAFs are only available for major airports in SA, so unless you live close to a big city (about 20 in total), they do not cover where you live. BTW, the aviation forecasts are produced by a specialist division of the SAWS.

Edit: That is one advantage of yr.no, you can create your own custom forecast for any location, anywhere. It won't be super accurate, but will be independent of local sources.
 

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Primrose, germiston just had quite a nice storm +/- 15mm. Sort of coincided with the load shedding which to my surprise came back on an hour early.
 

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Primrose, germiston just had quite a nice storm +/- 15mm. Sort of coincided with the load shedding which to my surprise came back on an hour early.
Load shedding is suspended, that's why the pleasant surprise.
 
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