25 May 2011

Five Days to Go...

... and it's raining. Not even a (very athletic) duck would find the idea of a pedestrian trip from Durban to Pietermaritzburg in the rain an appealing concept. So let's try and figure out where this is going.

The midday METEOSAT image for yesterday shows a whole lot of cloud to the south and a front moving into the Cape. The picture for this morning shows that the cloud over Natal is a lot thicker (which ties up with the rain nicely!) but it seems to be improving in the Eastern Cape.


The Weather Underground paints a fairly rosy picture: rubbish weather today but a great day on Sunday.



Finally, the South African Weather Service has this to say, which is perhaps not quite as optimistic. I am not sure that I am more inclined to believe it though. These guys do not have a history of reliable forecasts. Their weather predictions for tomorrow are generally doubtful and a "long range" forecast, like five days, is approaching science fiction.

Wed 25thThu 26thFri 27thSat 28thSun 29th
22°
16°
60%
i
6mm
21°
16°
60%
i
8mm
24°
16°
30%
i
4mm
26°
14°
0%
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0mm
24°
15°
30%
i
2mm
i
20 
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30
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20 
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30
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20 
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30
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20 
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30
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20 
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30

So the only thing to do is wait for Sunday morning and hope that it dawns cool and sunny.

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