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#1 StefC OFFLINE  

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Posted January 07, 2016 - 11:20 AM

We are currently experiencing record highs in most parts of the RSA.

There are places where 45 - 51 Deg C has been measured.

With very little or no rain, many many farmers are loosing livestock and were not in a position to plant any summer crops.

We are facing dire times as summer maize crops is a staple food source and estimates now are that we will have to import around 5million tonnes to meet our needs.

Not much one can do other than look up and ask for a blessing.

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Posted January 07, 2016 - 11:35 AM

Those are some very high temps , if I converted it right 107*f  !!!!


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Posted January 07, 2016 - 11:43 AM

I get 116 degrees F. Wow, some hot.

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Posted January 07, 2016 - 11:44 AM

That is very toasty temps for sure! Hope you folks get some relief down there!


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Posted January 07, 2016 - 11:59 AM

Hope you guys get some rain (but not too much at once)
You need some cooler weather and then a three day drizzle before a good rain.
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Posted January 07, 2016 - 12:02 PM

Will let the forum know when things turn for the better.

As a side remark.. 2 Towns have run dry thus far and water is carted in for drinking only by people traveling through.
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Posted January 07, 2016 - 01:55 PM

We in the northeastern part of the USA are having a very mild winter so far. Temps are atleast 10*f above normal. It is global warming which makes the worlds weather patterns very unstable. Your region will have to look at creating large reservoirs to catch rain when it does come. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 07, 2016 - 02:27 PM

We in the northeastern part of the USA are having a very mild winter so far. Temps are atleast 10*f above normal. It is global warming which makes the worlds weather patterns very unstable. Your region will have to look at creating large reservoirs to catch rain when it does come. Good Luck, Rick

As far as the NE US, it is also a El Nino year(mods please fix spelling if wrong), which has things a little bit messed up.


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Posted January 07, 2016 - 02:57 PM

As far as the NE US, it is also a El Nino year(mods please fix spelling if wrong), which has things a little bit messed up.

That may be causing the issues in RSA.


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Posted January 08, 2016 - 07:26 AM

Yea...look at southern California. The vegetation burned up, now the rain...then comes the mud.
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Posted January 08, 2016 - 08:08 AM

StefC, I hate to hear this. Have suffered a sever drought in 1983, so I know how bad that can get.  Our wells didn't run dry though, and we didn't see temps quite that high.  We had pretty much 0 crops that year.


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