You’ve got weather apps on your smartphones and smartwatches, and search engines will tell you whether it’ll be rain, hail, sunshine or more blowing your way for the next week. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself: What is weather? DStv has you covered with People’sWeather (DStv 180), South Africa’s only 24/7 weather and environmental lifestyle channel.
But it’s so much more than just an atmospheric forecaster. It’s an educational tool, too, teaching viewers more, literally, about the world around you.
Like Dr. Ryan Blumenthal. He’s a specialist forensic pathologist, but rather than crime scenes, he studies Mother Nature in his show, Lightning Pathologist, from Monday, 9 November on People’sWeather (DStv 180) at 18:00. Specifically lightning, from the power generated in the skies, to the deadly devastation an electrical storm can cause. “South Africa has the second-highest number of casualties in lightning deaths per capita after India,” says Dr. Ryan. “Lightning deaths are preventable. Remember: When thunder roars, go indoors!”