WATER MANAGEMENT UNIT WEATHER FORECAST

10 DAY FORECAST – HYDRONET PLATFORM

Below is the weather forecast for the upcoming 10 days: 08 November – 18 November 2019

Figure 1- 1: Lubovane area precipitation forecast

Figure 1- 2: Lubovane area precipitation forecast (ensemble)

Figure 1- 3: Lubovane area temperature forecast

Summary Points

  • There are predicted rains within the next 10 days and temperatures will remain relatively warm to very hot dropping only on the 14th November 2019.
  • The highest predicted temperatures for the next 10 days are around 34 °C maximum and occur on the 11th November.
  • It is to be noted also that there won’t be any significant variations between the maximum and minimum temperatures which means that the nights will be warm while it will be warm to very hot during the day.
  • Predicted rainfall is expected to reach a maximum of 5.2 mm in the next 10 days which is of minor significance to our anchor crop (Sugar cane) in the catchment.

SOUTHERN AFRICA FORECAST – 1 day:  WEATHER MAPS

Figure 2-1 shows that there are no rains predicted within the next 24 hours in the South-East Coast of South Africa, Eswatini is inclusive.

 

HYDRONET/SWAZI MET

There is no much variation between the Swazi Met forecast and the hydronet forecast for the upcoming four days – note that Hydronet gives a 10 day forecast, and Swazi Met gives a 4 day general forecast for various places within the country. The one day forecast for Southern Africa is available on http://clients.customweather.com/1STWX/plots/AVN_prate_day1.gif for the team to check daily the 24-hour forecast for Southern Africa.