The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many South Africans. To obtain critical weather information, the SAWDOS use voluntary weather observers. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe and informed by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the SAWDOS for publication on the Blog. The SAWDOS is a non-profit organization that renders a FREE COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICE.
Thick ash drifted over Flores Island and the Savu Sea after a strong explosion at Paluweh
(also known as Rokatenda) Volcano. Light-colored ash coated the
southern third of Paluweh Island, while the sea to the west was colored
turquoise by ash floating near the water’s surface. High-altitude winds
carried airborne ash more than 440 kilometers (270 miles) to the