04 December 2011
SA National Severe Weather Warning: 4 December 2011 04h00 SAST
SAWDIS: The SA Weather Service severe weather warnings are still confusing and misleading this morning. This is now the umpteenth time that the SAWS weather warnings are not correct. Either the SAWS cannot get this problem sorted or they really do not care to fix the problem. It is nice to have all the bells and whistles with weather warnings but then they must work properly. The SAWDIS once again suggest that the SAWS go back to plain text to issue weather warnings to get this problem sorted.
Some might argue that this is really petty and not an issue at all. This is far from the truth! If you issue weather warnings then there must be no confusion or misunderstanding which might confuse the general public. Peoples lives depend on timely and correct weather warnings.