South Africa: Get out the gloves and coats

Get out the gloves and coats

http://www.timeslive.co.za
11 June, 2012

WINTER took an icy grip on the country at the weekend and the authorities cautioned against extreme weather conditions.

Yesterday the Weather Service in Eastern Cape warned of intense cold, with snowfalls and rough seas, and gales.

Warnings were also issued for the Free State, where very cold conditions are expected, and in Western Cape, which will also experience rough seas.

At least three people have been reported killed, and more than 170 made homeless as a result of fires as people tried to keep themselves warm in temperatures that plummeted to -1C in Gauteng at the weekend.

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Frost affected Moroccan banana producers badly

Frost affected Moroccan banana producers badly

http://www.freshplaza.com
9 March 2012

According to the Association of Banana Producers of Morocco (APROBA), frost has severely affected the banana cultivation in the regions Gharb and Doukkala causing damage that was estimated at more than 85% for mature plantations in production and direct financial losses of around 210,000 Durham per hectare. Young plantations were also hit by more than 60%, which will compromise the performance of the next campaign.

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Cold weather kills 11 in northern Tunisia

Cold weather kills 11 in northern Tunisia

http://www.worlddailynews.org
27 February 2012

TUNIS, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) — The cold weather spell which hit many parts of Tunisia has killed at least 11 people in the northern town of Ain Draham, near Algeria’s border, Radio Mosaique FM reported Saturday.

The last cold weather spell to have hit northern and northwestern Tunisia dated back to the 1960s.

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Snowbound in. . . Africa?

Snowbound in. . . Africa?

http://www.accuweather.com
Feb 22, 2012

The severe winter cold and snow that killed hundreds of people while disrupting the lives of millions in Europe over three weeks also left a heavy mark on residents of neighboring northern Africa.

Hardest hit in Africa was the eastern Atlas Mountain region of northeastern Algeria into northwestern Tunisia, where snow has piled up by the foot, multiple news outlets have said.

Deep snow reportedly isolated villages, forcing authorities to airdrop supplies to the snowbound residents.

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Cold weather kills 11 in northern Tunisia, coldest since 1960s

Cold weather kills 11 in northern Tunisia

http://www.shanghaidaily.com
February 12, 2012

TUNIS, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) — The cold weather spell which hit many parts of Tunisia has killed at least 11 people in the northern town of Ain Draham, near Algeria’s border, Radio Mosaique FM reported Saturday.

The last cold weather spell to have hit northern and northwestern Tunisia dated back to the 1960s.

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Rare Snows in North Africa

Rare Snows in North Africa

http://www.accuweather.com
February 4, 2012

A rare accumulating snowfall is in progress in Algiers, the capital city of Algeria.

Cold air associated with a storm system currently moving into the region from the north is providing for some decent accumulations of snow in the north African country.

According to Accuweather Meteorologist Eric Wanenchak, most reports say the last time Algiers saw this kind of accumulation was at least seven years ago in 2005.

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Storm brings snow to Sahara Desert

Storm brings snow to Sahara Desert

http://www.9news.com
Jan 18, 2012

BECHAR, Algeria – Snow fell Tuesday in the Sahara Desert in western Algeria.

A 24-hour cold spell brought snow and rain to the region.

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Unusually cold weather hits Durban UN global warming summit, is Al Gore in town?

Raining on COP17 parade

www.iol.co.za
November 25 2011

THE WEATHER gods seem to be making a statement on the issue of climate change, with the east coast gripped by rainy and unusually cold weather for much of this week.

This comes as Durban puts the finishing touches to preparations for the 17th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17) starting next week.

More than 20 000 delegates – government, business and UN leaders, and environment activists, celebrities and media – are expected to descend on the city.

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South Africa – Frost will see vegetable prices rocket- so much for global warming

South Africa – Frost will see vegetable prices rocket- so much for global warming

http://www.meattradenewsdaily.co.uk
15 Jul 2010

The severe cold and frost that hit Limpopo could prove very costly to vegetable farmers in those areas.

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Cold kills 500 penguins

Cold kills 500 penguins

http://www.news24.com
2010-06-15

Pretoria – Nearly 500 African penguins died in 24-hours because of cold and wet weather at Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape, SA National Parks (SanParks) said on Tuesday.

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