Rainy weekend but hot week ahead

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Rainy weekend but hot week ahead
POURING: The SA Weather Service has warned of heavy downpours over the weekend. PICTURE BY Shutterstock.

Experts say the rains will begin to disappear on Sunday (17 Feb).


South Africans should expect more rainfalls throughout the weekend, the weather service has said.

The service said despite these cloudy conditions, residents could expect warm temperatures ranging above 23ºC.

Weather forecaster Puseletso Mofokeng said there were cloudy conditions with a 50% chance of rain over the eastern parts of the country.

“Currently we are seeing cloudy conditions over the Eastern regions, including Gauteng, North West, Mpumalanga and Limpopo, which is where we are expecting a good chance of rain, as well as in KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State,” Mofokeng said.

“While temperatures will be slightly warm over 23 degrees, and we expect lots of rainfall in Mpumalanga at about 55 millimetres, because it’s in a short space of time we can expect flooding in some parts.

“We see similar occurrences in KZN because storms are stationary,” he said.

Mofokeng said the rain would begin to drop off on Sunday.

“On Sunday we will see the rainfall fade off and therefore there is not much chance of rain over much of the country from Monday.”

(edited by ZK, with ANA)

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