**PHOTOS: Stormy South Africa

Before we get to some pictures of an intense autumn storm that hit Port Elizabeth, SA last year, let’s cover something a few of you have asked about: why have the comments been blocked from my blog post? As I’m sure you’ve noticed, this blog has been bombarded by spam comment after spam comment, amounting to…get this, 14,274 pending spam comments. And that’s not including the ones that have been mysteriously approved over time. I am in the process of deleting as many as time allows, so in the  meantime if you have any comments or questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me at: forecastingkitsap@live.com. I will definitely get back to you!

In February 2011 (the southern hemisphere’s autumn time) I was in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, which is on the eastern side of the cape. While doing missionary work one evening, we decided to go home a little early due to some severe weather that developed just an hour or so before. Of course, we couldn’t leave without taking a few photos of the lightning!

R67 on the way to Despatch, SA (photo taken by Matt Leach)
photo by: Matt Leach

Fortunately for us, all the major storms in this part of the world are hugging the east coast and all we have to worry about is a little rain coming in from a weak system that will continue into tomorrow. Highs reached near 70 today, but tomorrow will be dramatically cooler in the low 60s.

This weekend we’ll see periods of rain and sunbreaks with highs in the low 60s, and it isn’t until later NEXT week that we see signs of more seasonable weather. Monday through Friday of next week look partly sunny with showers and gradually warmer temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. So not a real wash-out by any means.

Have a great evening everyone!

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap