About SADC Weather Alert System

The SADC Weather Alert System is a platform for National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) in the SADC Region to provide meteorological early warning hazard information to the public for disaster preparedness and mitigation.
It will alert you to the possible occurrence of severe weather, such as heavy rain with risk of flooding, severe thunderstorms, gale-force winds, heat waves, forest fires, fog, snow or extreme cold with blizzards, severe coastal tides waves/submersion, Tropical Cyclones, etc. In one glance you will be able to see where in the SADC Region the weather might become dangerous. The colours used on the maps indicate the severity of the hazard and its possible impact.

The level of severity of the hazards are graded as follows: no alert registered (Green), potentially dangerous (Yellow), dangerous (Orange), and very dangerous (Red).

The SADC Weather Alert System was developed through financial support from the European Union (EU) disbursed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) under the Southern African Regional Climate Information for Disaster Resilience Development (SARCIS-DR) Project implemented by the SADC Climate Services Centre (SADC-CSC).

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Participating NMHSs are from the following Member States:
Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, United Republic of Tanzania, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe