Terrible weather

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  1. seank

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    HIGH IMPORTANCE
    This is a blanket warning to all citizens of Kwazulu Natal and the South-Eastern coastal regions of South Africa.
    A tempestuous cyclone (Roberta) was sighted just off the West coast of Madagascar at approximately 17h00, is moving Eastbound at a rate of 32 knots. When first observed, it was thought that Cyclone Roberta would dissipate once it met with the higher pressure cells towards the South-East. However, due to the unforeseen ebbing pressures we have seen off the Southern African coast since early this morning, the cyclone is unlikely to abate.

    Please be forewarned that the Southern and South-Eastern regions of South Africa, particularly Kwazulu Natal, will in all probability experience the most violent winds and thunderstorms to date. It is strongly recommended that residents of Kwazulu Natal seek secure shelter. The cyclone is thought to hit our coast at approximately 15h30 today, 19th november We urge everyone to take every possible measure to seek secure refuge again this heavy weather pattern.

    Dennis Saunders
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    Rand Centre for Meteorological Research


     
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  3. Ghaydeen

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    This is a hoax!
     
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    Well, it could be, but I can guarantee you this, we have huge winds (stronger than the last couple of weeks) as well as a lot of rain, and the wind is also coming from a different direction than normal.

    Even if it is a hoax- I'd rather be safe than sorry
     
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    Some are saying hoax and others true. I am actually closing my office now. And heading home. The ocean itself is not looking too pleasant.
     
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    Checked SAWS quickly no warnings there, but they do say you guys will get 50 mm of rain in the next 24 hours
     
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    Oh yeah, and I believe Outsurance is sending out SMS's to their clients aswell.
     
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    Mek, the wind came up about an hour ago, and it is really pumping this side- I'm just worried about my Boat standing outside under the tall tree. The wind have not blown like this in a long time- I do not want to take chances. A trailer just blew on top of a car on the Umhlanga road- this is 1st hand info, as my friend is there, helping
     
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    SAWS says its a hoax... but the weather is pretty siff
     
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    eish dont know about the hoax but guys take it easy there and be safe
     
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    I just phoned Port Control- they say the latest wind report they received says the winds are pumping at 60 Knots- fu.k, we never have 60knot winds here
     
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    Bro. Take that boat and put it somewhere else dude.
    Im telling you, this ocean is not looking good.

    Im still going home.
    I hear even schools are closing in Durban.
     
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    HELL guys....best of luck...
     
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    what does simon say?
     
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    Simon Cowell?
     
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    i was thinking of simon gear actually :)
     
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    I got fish that were coming in from Capetown, they sitting in Joburg now, but these flights that have been grounded etc have buggered it up.
     
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