Twister of fate: brace yourselves for more tornadoes in SA

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Twister of fate: brace yourselves for more tornadoes in SA

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Extreme weather events like severe thunderstorms are likely to give rise to more tornadoes in SA, experts have warned.

Dr Alistair Clulow and Prof Michael Savage, both University of KwaZulu-Natal experts in agrometeorology,  have predicted that more tornadoes – a violent, rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground – are likely to occur in the future.

“There is a lot of work being done on climate change, with many models making predictions mainly on rainfall and air temperature changes we can expect in the future...

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