South Africa – 14 All-Time Monthly Low Temperature Records Fall

These 14 record low May temperatures were set ACROSS the southernmost tip of Africa, although the east appears to have been disproportionately hit, according to preliminary data from the South African Weather Service,.

The “II AGR” weather station in Buffelspoort NW of Johannesburg set a new low on Thursday, May 28 of -2C (35.6F) — comfortably usurping the station’s previous all-time lowest May minimum of 0.9C (33.6F) set on May 10, 1970.

Secunda also suffered its lowest May temperature on record with a bone-chilling -3.9C (25F) on Thursday morning, surpassing the old record of -3.3C (26F) from May 29, 1994.

Exceptional snowfall accompanied the low temps.

“We’ve got ground-level snow in quite a few places,” said Richard le Sueur of SnowReportSA.

“We’ve had snow on the Western Cape mountains, the Southwestern Cape and through the Southern Cape and into the Eastern Cape … also, in Lesotho and the Northern Cape … So, pretty much widespread snow,” said le Sueur.

“We’re going to see a chilly winter,” he concluded.

South Africa: 14 All-Time Monthly Low Temperature Records Fell Yesterday (May 28), with “Widespread Snow” Accompanying the Freeze

Thanks to Lyn Jenkins for this link


4 thoughts on “South Africa – 14 All-Time Monthly Low Temperature Records Fall”

  1. Thank-you for that ,Robert !
    It was sent to me by Alwyn Davies of North Wales, who keeps telling me that dozens of wind turbines on Rhyl Flats off the North Wales coast, are on stop.
    How can wind energy power 30 million electric cars in the UK in a few years, when the UK is frequently under an anti-cyclonic High Pressure weather area?
    Check http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk to check UK wind energy.
    Do you know that Minister Michael Gove has said that the UK will CEASE production of petrol and diesel engine cars in a few years,infavour of battery-powered electric cars……with ALL UK ELECTRICITY COMING FROM RENEWABLES……..mainly WIND energy!!
    Look how weak the wind is over the UK.

  2. As I write on June 1st 2020, UK wind energy from THOUSANDS of wind turbines is only 1.85 GW…….or 1850 MW……IN TOTAL !!
    Surely, 30 million electric cars ALONE will require an extra 30GW in the National Grid?

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