Hot and hotter - that’s SA’s weather forecast for the future

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Hot and hotter - that’s SA’s weather forecast for the future

Research has found the country is experiencing an accelerating number of maximum-temperature records

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SA’s climate is likely to become more extreme, with implications for people’s health and the economy.

A study by a PhD student at the University of Pretoria’s (UP) geography, geoinformatics and meteorology department has found the country is experiencing more maximum temperature records than expected and that this trend appears to be accelerating.

Charlotte McBride, of the SA Weather Service (SAWS), had her paper, Trends in probabilities of temperature records in the non-stationary climate of South Africa, published in the International Journal of Climatology...

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