The SA Aviation Centre, a division of the Saws, said: “Autumn and winter are not generally our wet months unless you live in the west. But according to Saws, the tables have turned.”
In a report on Tuesday, Saws said: “Rain is expected to return to many of our provinces before and during the Easter weekend when many people will be travelling to other parts of the country.
“The public are urged to monitor forecasts and warnings issued by Saws.”
The rain could not immediately be attributed to global warming and climate change.
“As weather scientists, we cannot attribute individual weather events occurring on short timescales to longer-term events occurring over years or decades. However, we can state with confidence that globally, as a direct result of global warming and associated climate change, all forms of severe and extreme weather — such as heatwaves, heavy rain and coastal storm surges — are becoming more frequent and more extreme.
“Heavy rain can be expected to recur in the future and with increasing frequency.”
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