South African Highveld 2020 Weather, Eight Year Trend and Descriptive Methodology

One of the problems in displaying various sets of data on one chart can be the different units involved in each one. For example in weather recordings, to mention just a few, it could be temperature in degrees, relative humidity as a percent, atmospheric pressure as inches of mercury or millibars, vapour pressure deficit as… Continue reading South African Highveld 2020 Weather, Eight Year Trend and Descriptive Methodology

Frozen British Pensions. The APPG 2020 Inquiry

I'm not certain what was the main aim of this survey by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Frozen British Pensions. The fact that it is such a well worn topic tends to preclude any startling or even new revelations. Contributions came from two rather different sources. The largest input was from 2,567 pensioners living in… Continue reading Frozen British Pensions. The APPG 2020 Inquiry

Seasonal Climate Forecast November 2020

Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the central Pacific are around 1°C below average, indicative of La Niña conditions which are expected to persist through the southern hemisphere summer. Averages of predictions from various international bodies for SST anomalies in El Niño Southern Oscillation Pacific region 3.4 in Figure 1 show an initial decline to 1.5°C… Continue reading Seasonal Climate Forecast November 2020

Southern Africa Drought, Dam Levels, Outlook September 2020

In a country obsessed by water supply issues in the Western Cape and in the high population density area of Gauteng in the north it may seem surprising to be mentioning drought at this time but it remains a desperate reality for many areas of the country, apparently only warranting the attention of other areas… Continue reading Southern Africa Drought, Dam Levels, Outlook September 2020