A regular listener of Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show asked the following question:
- What do the floods wreaking havoc in Texas, Bangladesh and Niger tell us about our own weather forecasts?
Whitfield asked the South African Weather Service General Manager of Operations Mnikeli Ndabambi for an answer.
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).
Our models don’t predict significant rains [in the Western Cape].— Mnikeli Ndabambi, South African Weather Service
We expect longer periods of drought. And when the rain comes we expect flash flooding.— Mnikeli Ndabambi, South African Weather Service
We still expect near-normal rainfall across the [rest of the] country.— Mnikeli Ndabambi, South African Weather Service
We expect even more problems for the Southwestern Cape.— Mnikeli Ndabambi, South African Weather Service
Farmers must look at the climatological change happening in their area.— Mnikeli Ndabambi, South African Weather Service
Climate change is happening! It is real!— Mnikeli Ndabambi, South African Weather Service
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