South Africans have been urged to “prepare” as a brutal cold front approaches the country, with the mercury reportedly already plummeting in some regions. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, the US is expecting yet more anomalous cold across vast regions of the CONUS. And all of this, I’m betting, will be ignored by the MSM, just as Europe’s near-month-long summer-chill has been.
The South African Weather Service have revealed that temperatures will likely drop to single digits across large swathes this weekend, especially in the Western Cape.
Forecaster Lulama Pheme said the front is bringing a high chance of rain and snow along with it.
“The indications that we have is that this cold front is moving northwards, which means by later today [Saturday] we expect it to be in the northern parts of Gauteng province and move over the border of Limpopo province, and affecting the entire southern parts with more cold conditions,” Pheme said.
The temperature at Barkly East, located in the Eastern Cape Province, plunged to -14C (6.8F) this morning (July 21), according to @ReenvalSA on Twitter:
And the cold is expected to intensify and spread northwards across SA in the coming days:
Meanwhile, across the Atlantic in the USA, NOAA appear to be having difficulty reading their own data.
Despite all those cries for “widespread” and “extreme” heat, the outlook from the Climate Prediction Center this week shows a high chance of below-average temps for the majority of the US:
And this is further supported by recent GFS runs:
GFS TEMP ANOMALY (C) — JULY 22 to JULY 26:
The Grand Solar Minimum pattern is gradually establishing itself.
Take the two images below.
When comparing NASA’s temperature change map (pic 1) —which depicts the temp change between 1780, a year of normal solar activity, and 1680, the Maunder Minimum– with July 23’s GFS run (pic 2), the pattern is startlingly similar.
During times of global cooling, Alaska and Southern Greenland/North Atlantic, along with the Arctic, ‘warm’ (yellow/orange) while North America, particularly central and eastern areas, sharply cool (blue):
The cold times appear to be returning, in line with historically low solar activity:
NASA’s SC25 prediction, released last month, reveals it will be “the weakest solar cycle for the past 200 years” (www.nasa.gov):
The time to prepare is now.
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift