Weather Events

The importance of recognizing and forecasting the development, intensification and movement of COL systems over and around South Africa is based on the fact that there are several severe impacts on the public with the passage of such a system.

Parameter Description
  • Heavy rainfall; exceeding 50mm at a given station over a 24 hour period.
  • Snowfall
  • Very cold conditions, maximum temperatures of 10° C or below
Wind (incl. gusts)
  • Gale force winds exceeding 17m/s
Other relevant information
  • Very rough seas, total sea in excess of 4-6m.