The 'Massive' Gauteng Weather and Storm Warning Thread!

Lupus

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So our dojo sent a picture of their dogs outside water bowl, it was frozen solid... This was in Roodepoort, frozen solid.
 

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Garsfontein, PTA

Lowest was 1.7, although I think my outside temperature gauge is slightly higher than it should be.
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The standard height for outdoor air temperature measurement is 1.2-1.8m above ground level (this is mainly to avoid daytime heating effects). This means that on clear nights the actual surface temperature can be 2-3C lower than the 'official' air temperature. It is possible to have thick frost while the air temperature is still around 0C.
 

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F**k., it is cold in the West Rand!
Yup my son held up ice that was as thick as glass panes, perfectly round as well, this was from the dogs water bowls outside. Frozen with leaves and everything from last nights wind.
 

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The standard height for outdoor air temperature measurement is 1.2-1.8m above ground level (this is mainly to avoid daytime heating effects). This means that on clear nights the actual surface temperature can be 2-3C lower than the 'official' air temperature. It is possible to have thick frost while the air temperature is still around 0C.
Mine is actually about that high, but also above paving which definitely affects it too.

It's weird, we live close to a spruit and it literally feels colder here than up the street. But "feels" is hardly scientific.

I didn't see any frozen dog water bowls or frost or anything of the sort, so I guess it really is a little bit warmer here than in other spots.

Does anybody know what the official minimums today measured for PTA / Centurion / Joburg is?
 

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First time in life I felt this much cold in SA, well, at least in Midrand. Heater near my feet and wearing multiple layers of clothing. If I move my feet by a mere centimeter, I will bump against heater. :ROFL:
 

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Mine is actually about that high, but also above paving which definitely affects it too.

It's weird, we live close to a spruit and it literally feels colder here than up the street. But "feels" is hardly scientific.

I didn't see any frozen dog water bowls or frost or anything of the sort, so I guess it really is a little bit warmer here than in other spots.

Does anybody know what the official minimums today measured for PTA / Centurion / Joburg is?
Well its always colder by water as its the lowest area and colder air ends up in the lowest spot
 

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First time in life I felt this much cold in SA, well, at least in Midrand. Heater near my feet and wearing multiple layers of clothing. If I move my feet by a mere centimeter, I will bump against heater. :ROFL:
Yeah...

Wearing 2 layers on the bottom 1/2 and 4 layers on the top 1/2, with cut-off gloves while working today. Little bar-heater at my feet (and they still feel cold).

My kids are running around barefeet in barely any clothes (of course :rolleyes: )
 

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Yeah...

Wearing 2 layers on the bottom 1/2 and 4 layers on the top 1/2, with cut-off gloves while working today. Little bar-heater at my feet (and they still feel cold).

My kids are running around barefeet in barely any clothes (of course :rolleyes: )
:ROFL: :ROFL: Ditto. I have no idea why kids don't feel cold at all.
 

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Yeah...

Wearing 2 layers on the bottom 1/2 and 4 layers on the top 1/2, with cut-off gloves while working today. Little bar-heater at my feet (and they still feel cold).

My kids are running around barefeet in barely any clothes (of course :rolleyes: )

Ah yeah, I remember when I was a kid, I refused to wear shoes anywhere. Having a ridiculously fast metabolism and running around like crazy helps a lot with the cold.
 
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