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MODELS


WHAT ARE MODELS?

Models are computer programs that predict the weather from data that is collected from the field. Data is fed into computer models which are highly complex mathematical algorithms or better known as numerical models which try and take into account all the possible meteorological variables to predict the growth, decay and speed of weather phenomena as well as temperatures, pressures, winds, etc. for periods from 12 hrs to 20 days in the future.

The models are only as accurate as the data that is fed into them and none are 100% correct and will never ever be able to 100% predict the weather owing to the fact that a certain element of chaos exists in nature that CANNOT be predicted.

Certain models are better than others - links to certain models and their various outputs are given. Most sources of data are similar. For this site's purposes, most data either is sourced from the SAWB or the NWS (National Weather Service of the USA).

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USA

24-186hr forecasts

250mb Winds, 500mb Hgts & Hgt Tendencies,
700mb Hgts & Precipitable Water,
925mb Winds & Mean Sea-Level Pressure
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FNOC, USA GLOBAL SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES
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- 14 day soil moisture outlook
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ALLDAYS 24/19
BEAUFORT WEST 38/14
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BETHLEHEM 25/12
BISHO 29/15
BLOEMFONTEIN 29/15
CALVINIA 35/19
CAPE ST LUCIA 28/21
CAPE TOWN 28/15
CLANWILLIAM 36/18
DE AAR 33/17
DURBAN 24/18
EAST LONDON 23/18
ERMELO 19/12
FAURESMITH 32/16
FICKSBURG 26/12
GEORGE 25/14
GRAAF-REINETT 37/12
GRAHAMSTOWN 29/12
HERMANUS 27/14
JOHANNESBURG 19/14
JOUBERTINA 30/12
KIMBERLEY 33/19
KLERKSDORP 26/16
KOMATIPOORT 28/21
KROONSTAD 26/15
LADYSMITH 27/14
LANGEBAAN 24/15
LEPHALALE 28/18
LYDENBURG 24/15
MAFIKENG 25/16
MUSINA 26/19
NELSPRUIT 23/15
NEWCASTLE 24/14
OUDTSHOORN 39/14
PAARL 32/17
PHALABORWA 26/19
PIETERMARITZBURG 24/15
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POLOKWANE 23/16
PORT ALFRED 24/16
PORT ELIZABETH 24/16
PORT ST JOHNS 24/19
POTCHEFSTROOM 25/17
PRETORIA 24/15
QUEENSTOWN 34/12
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ROBERTSON 37/13
RUSTENBURG 26/16
SASOLBURG 21/14
SKUKUZA 29/21
SOWETO 19/14
SPRINGBOK 21/14
STILBAAI 24/17
SUTHERLAND 30/12
TZANEEN 21/17
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UMTATA 26/13
UPINGTON 37/23
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VREDENDAL 31/12
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WELKOM 29/16
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