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ARC takes a closer look at current weather events

The Agricultural Research Council’s (ARC) Agro-Climate Network, comprising over 500 automatic weather stations situated across the country, enables agrometeorology researchers to monitor...

Weather conditions: What to expect beyond January

The current La Niña phenomenon has reached maturity and will remain at La Niña levels until around April this year. Longer-term outlooks...

#AgriMarkets: Eloise’s devastation could affect SA maize price outlook

At the beginning of the year, there was an optimistic view that South Africa’s maize prices (and to an extent soya bean...

Rainfall in Free State: Farmers grateful, but floods cause damage

Most farmers in the Free State are rejoicing over the recent rainfall in the province, but this also comes with certain challenges,...

Heavy rain damages Orange River grape crop

This article was originally published on Fresh Plaza. Read the original article here. Heavy rainfall in the Northern Cape...

Climate and rainfall conditions for October

The first significant summer rainfall was recorded in the first days of October. Vrede in the Free State received more than 40mm,...

Rainfall outlook for the summer season

During a webinar hosted by Agricultural Writers SA, Gariep branch, Johan van den Berg, an independent weather expert and climatologist, took a...

#AgriMarkets: SA could have yet another good season in 2020/21

It has become increasingly challenging to forecast agricultural production seasons with some level of confidence. One of the factors that have contributed...

Climate change treaties do make a difference

Chemicals that deplete Earth’s protective ozone layer have also been triggering changes in Southern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation. Previous studies have linked these circulation trends to...

Rare natural phenomenon brings severe drought to Australia

In a recent in-depth article by The Conversation, a rare natural phenomenon, namely the extreme positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), could be...