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  • Seasonal forecast for March 2023 available

    Posted on March 14, 2023

    During the upcoming autumn season, rainfall is predicted to be lower than normal in most areas. However, there is a small part of the winter rainfall region where higher-than-normal rainfall is expected at the beginning of the forecast period. As for the rest of the winter rainfall region,...

  • UP graduate chosen for prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship

    Posted on February 16, 2023

    Courtney Gehle was recently selected as a Schwarzman Scholar and awarded "one of the most prestigious post graduate fellowships in the world". She am the 5th South African to have ever been selected, the 2nd from Tukkies and the only one of both in the 2023/2024 cohort, selected from over 3,000...

  • Seasonal forecast for February 2023 available

    Posted on February 15, 2023

    The seasonal forecast for autumn and early winter 2023 is now available. Please visit to learn more.

  • We welcome Kaera to our team

    Posted on January 18, 2023

    Dr. Kaera Coetzer recently joined the University of Pretoria as Senior Lecturer at the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology.

  • Seasonal forecast for January 2023 available

    Posted on January 17, 2023

    This month’s JFM forecast is showing an increased likelihood of drier than normal conditions over the area that includes part of South Africa (northeast), Botswana, Namibia and Mozambique. However, the FMA forecast is more optimistic for a late summer season that will be wetter than normal....

  • We welcome Sandra to our team!

    Posted on January 10, 2023

    Please meet Mrs Sandra Wilkinson, Departmental Administrator in the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology who was appointed in December 2022.

  • NAS Faculty newsletter for December 2022 (third edition) is now available

    Posted on December 13, 2022

    NAS Faculty newsletter for December 2022 is now available

  • Seasonal forecast (December 2022) available

    Posted on December 12, 2022

    There is an enhanced likelihood for above-normal rainfall totals during the coming summer (2022/2023) and autumn (2023) seasons over the larger summer rainfall region. In terms of temperature, there is an enhanced likelihood of cooler than average maximum temperatures (during the mid-summer) in...

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