Frost affected Moroccan banana producers badly

Frost affected Moroccan banana producers badly
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
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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Rare Snows in North Africa

Rare Snows in North Africa
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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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
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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Unusually cold weather strikes World Cup

Unusually cold weather strikes World Cup
Jun 17, 2010

Unusually cold weather continues to ride roughshod over South Africa’s World Cup, with Friday’s game between Germany and Serbia also due to be held amid bad weather conditions, media reports say.

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South Africa: Winter strikes with a vengeance, some towns recording their first snow falls in almost 20 years

Winter strikes with a vengeance

Cape Town – Winter has struck with a vengeance in the Western Cape with some towns recording their first snow falls in almost 20 years.

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Four Gorillas die from extreme cold weather conditions

Four Gorillas die from extreme weather conditions
22nd of May, 2010

One mother gorilla and three infants are reported to have died because of extreme weather conditions, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has announced.

The dead mountain gorillas were discovered during routine monitoring by the RDB trackers between May 16th and 17th 2010.


South Africa braces for cold, snow….in Spring!

SA braces for cold, snow
November 16, 2009

Johannesburg – Summer has not quite arrived yet.

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) said on Sunday another strong cold front, which would bring cold conditions and possible snow to the Drakensberg and Lesotho on Monday night, would cause temperatures in the interior of the country to drop from Tuesday.

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Rough winter weather at the beginning of summer surprises Cape Town

Winter weather surprises Cape

Cape Town – Capetonians were taken by surprise by unusually rough winter weather at the beginning of summer, as heavy rain, flooding, and stormy sea conditions lashed parts of the Western Cape over the weekend.

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South Africa: Cold a killer for homeless

Cold a killer for homeless
June 26 2009

A recent spate of cold weather is to blame for the deaths on Friday of two people in the Eastern Cape, police said.


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