Heavy Weather Warning for the Cape Point Peninsula

It is a beautiful day today, however the South African Weather Beaurau have issued a heavy weather warning for the Cape Point area for the coming week. They are forecasting winds up to 65kph and heavy rain. So enjoy the sunshine while it lasts and get ready for a pretty ordinary week weather-wise. Take it easy on the roads and be safe.
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We are so lucky to live on the Cape Point Peninsula!

Jaegers walk Fish Hoek view out towards Kalk Bay
On days like this it makes you glad to be alive and living on the Cape Point Peninsula. The sun is out, there is no breeze to speak of and all seems gentle with the world. This week has seen a number of heavy issues pass through my desk and the family has been suffering from the dreaded lurgy; so we thought that we would take advantage of what could be the last nice weather ...
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Wild Mushrooms in the Cape Point Peninsula- Nutritious food source or deadly accident waiting to happen?

The weather in the last few weeks has been good for ducks (ones with thermal underwear presumably) and also for mushrooms, judging by the number that are sprouting up, well…, like mushrooms. Now, I am one of those people who fancy themselves as a bit of an outdoors man, and in the UK I had a fair idea of what could and could not be eaten out of the hedgerows and fields. ...
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Get the Cape Point weather through Cape Point Chronicle

To add more useful features to the web site I was trawling through widgets that I could use (they are handy little bits of code that sit in the column on the right of the screen) and I came across a weather widget (you may have to scroll down a bit to see it). I just told it where I was in the world and it puts the current weather and a three day forecast. Its pretty basic stuf...
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Solar Flare Causing Dangerous Levels of UV in Cape Point Peninsula

A solar event, roughly 93 million miles from Earth will have long lasting effects on us in Southern Africa, the Western Cape and in particular the Cape Point Peninsula, if we don't take precautions over the coming months. The Sun has spewed out billions of tons of radioactive material from its surface in an astrological event called a 'solar flare': think of it as the Sun ...
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La Nina Still With Us- Conflicting Forecasts for Cape Point Peninsula

In an early post I reported that we were going to enter a La Nina cycle of weather, (for more on this follow this link.) At the time the phenomina was expected to give us a wet end to the winter, which it did, heavy rain for the north of the country in the summer and- if it stays with us, the pattern should be for a dry winter in the Western Cape. Certainly, world expert opi...
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Is El Nino to blame for our dry winter?

It seems that this winter has been unusually warm and dry; some days have felt more like summer. Whilst this is very nice for the soul it does make you worry about the effects on water supplies this coming summer. Is this due to general global warming, a one off glitch or happening because of something else? The data supplied by the Western Cape local government suggests t...
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