South African Weather Service (SAWS) has interesting warning for all concerned citizen about a forth coming weather condition.
South Africans are hereby notified that heavy rainfall may lead to localised flooding along the South Coast areas, between Stilbaai and Port Alfred precisely.
SAWS disclosed that the flooding is expected from Wednesday 9 August, evening to 10 August, morning.
According to the service, there would likely be an 80% chance of rain from Riversdale to Knysna in the Western Cape and a 60% chance of rain in the adjacent interior, from L’Agulhas in the Western Cape to East London in the Eastern Cape.
It also predicted a further 30% chance of rain from Betty’s Bay in the Western Cape, stretching east into parts of Lesotho and KwaZulu-Natal, including Pietermaritzburg.
Commuters are warned to take caution in areas that have recently experienced fires as the “rainfall may lead to runoff possibly causing mud slides and rock falls”.
SA Weather Service’s Garth Sampson said that heavier falls are expected overnight, with “an anticipated 20-30mm possible in the 6-hour period from 23:00 on Wednesday to 05:00 on Thursday” and that the rain will continue for most of Thursday morning, but it will be lighter.
Meanwhile, a 30% chance of rain has been predicted for the southwestern part of Limpopo, including Bela-Bela and Lephalale on Friday evening.
The disaster managers of all the towns have been informed and have begun with contingency planning.