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November 14, 2019

15 Tips For Driving Safety In The Rain

Rainy Driving Tips

Smart Motorist offers the following suggestions for safer driving in wet weather. In stormy conditions, it is more difficult to see other vehicles, road signs and the road itself. It is critical to make sure you can see and be seen.

First and foremost: slow down! It takes longer to stop or adjust in wet weather. Stay toward the middle lanes – water tends to pool in the outside lanes. Maintain proper following distance (3 Second Rule). This needs to be increased in wet weather. Drive in the tracks of a car ahead of you. Don’t follow large trucks or busses too closely. The spray created by their large tires reduces your vision. Take [...]
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November 14, 2019

Durban weather: Rain on Thursday poses “an extreme danger to life”

There is a biblical amount of rain set for KZN on Thursday. The Durban weather forecast could be a deadly one, according to the professionals.

KwaZulu-Natal is set for another torrential downpour on Thursday, just days after severe storms took the lives of two people in the province. A couple were confirmed dead earlier this morning, following a roof collapse initiated by the deluge. The Durban weather has also closed some major roads.

Saws wary of Thursday forecast

There has been abject chaos on the East Coast, and things don’t look too great for the rest of the week either. Showers are threatening to persist over the next 72 hours, culminating with a biblical amount [...]

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November 14, 2019

Safe Driving Tips for Bad Weather

Helpful pointers from Alex Deborgorski of the History Channel’s Ice Road Truckers.

If You’re Driving on Snowy or Icy Roads:

Slow down. Even if you have all-wheel drive, reduce your speed about 10 miles per hour below the speed limit. If it still feels iffy, cut back another five miles per hour until you’re comfortable.

Beware of black ice. It’s nearly impossible to see this crystal-clear glaze, but you can spot it when your headlights reflect off the road at night. It tends to form on bridges, which trap the cold; in the shadows of tall buildings, where the sun can’t hit it; and at intersections, due to drains. That’s why, in bad weather, you [...]

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August 29, 2019

20 Fascinating Facts about Weather

Weather is changing due to global warming.

Our lives are greatly affected by weather. No wonder weather forecast is such a hit on TV. But do you the most exciting facts about the weather? Like which place receives the most rain or what is the lowest temperature ever recorded? Read all the amazing weather and climate facts below:

The naming of hurricanes and tropical storms officially began in 1953. The wind doesn’t make a sound until it blows against an object. Average global temperature is up 0.94°C (1.7°F) since 1880. Fire whirls are tornadoes made of fire caused by wildfires. At any given time, on average there are about 1800 thunderstorms occurring on Earth with 100 [...]
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