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Weerhorlosie: orographic rain and the seeder-feeder process

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Precipitation is described as orographic when it is generated or enhanced by air that rises as it interacts with terrain. This interaction can act to increase precipitation amounts (byvoorbeeld, locally increased prec...

Weerhorlosie: protecting UK roads from melting in heatwaves

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The Met Office has confirmed the heatwave that started on 7 Augustus 2020 broke records in terms of maximum temperatures reached and duration. One striking effect was that some roads melted like chocolate, resulting in...

Weerhorlosie: sandstorms and occasional floods in the Sahara

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Western Sahara – known during the colonial era as ‘Spanish Sahara’ – is a disputed territory on the western edge of the Maghreb in north-west Africa, mostly controlled by Morocco to the north. As its name suggests, de ...

Weerhorlosie: Venezuela’s varied climate

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The most northerly country in South America, Venezuela is also the sixth largest – roughly one-and-a-half times the size of France or Texas. It is very varied topographically, from the northernmost part of the Andes m...

Weerhorlosie: science behind the ‘heaven scent’ aroma of rain

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There is something satisfying about the smell of rain. It is an aroma that is particularly noticeable at the end of a dry spell in summer. Some would claim it is a figment of the imagination but it is a real smell cal...

World weatherwatch: Peru’s saint of storms brings salvation to cities and ski slopes

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In August 1615, a Dutch pirate fleet under Joris Van Spilbergen threatened the city of Lima. According to legend, a nun called Sister Rosa, whose original name was Isabel Flores de Oliva, prayed for deliverance. A tre...

Weerhorlosie: hoe die klimaatkrisis die Engelse erfenis beïnvloed

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English Heritage het nog altyd die punt gemaak dat Ironbridge in Shropshire die bakermat van die Industriële Revolusie is. Nou, soos die organisasie uitwys, dit kan ook gesê word dat dit die bakermat van klimaatsverandering is. Die c ...

Weerhorlosie: decline of landlines makes death by phone less likely

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While death by phone may sound like an urban myth, it can really happen. In 1985 a 17-year-old in New Jersey was found dead, lying on his bed while still holding a telephone receiver to his ear. Investigators were ini...

World weatherwatch: deadly Turkey wildfires rage on

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At least eight people have been killed and dozens are in hospital as a result of wildfires in southern Turkey caused by a heatwave in south-east Europe over the last week. Peoples’ homes burned down and authorities ev...

Weerhorlosie: Cardiff taps into its subterranean heat

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The air in urban areas can be up to 3C (5.4F) warmer than in the surrounding countryside, known as the urban heat island effect. But less well known is that urban heating also warms the ground, and could be used to he...

Weerhorlosie: navorsing vind die optimale grootte vir windplase

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Dit is altyd goed om windturbines op 'n winderige dag volstoom te sien loop. Maar is meer windturbines altyd 'n goeie ding? Windplase kom in alle vorms en groottes voor, uit een eensame turbine wat energie vir 'n plaas produseer, t ...

Weerhorlosie: Trinidad and Tobago – one nation, two very different islands

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Although commonly considered part of the Caribbean region, the twin-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago falls into two very different zoogeographical zones. Tobago, the smaller island to the north, is indeed typicall...

Weerhorlosie: rainfall and heat records smashed in July

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A deluge of rain has inundated parts of western Germany and Belgium over the past week, caused by a slow-moving low pressure system that led to catastrophic flooding. Several rainfall records were smashed, including M...

Weerhorlosie: rising seas threaten mansions yet to be built

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Standing with your feet in the sea at Emsworth in Hampshire, the coastal path is at knee level a metre away. Beyond that the elegant front gardens of the million-pound houses are well below eye level. It is a spring h...

Weerhorlosie: Tanzania’s wide range of climatic zones

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As the largest country in east Africa – almost four times the size of the UK – Tanzania boasts a wide range of climatic zones. These range from the coastal strip alongside the Indian Ocean, via the Eastern Arc mountai...

Weerhorlosie: shining a light on the history of sunscreen

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Weather forecasts now include a warning about ultraviolet levels and everyone knows they should apply sunscreen. Egter, this type of protection is a recent innovation. Sunscreen was first used on a large scale durin...

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