ALERT: Flooding expected in northern parts of SA

2016-01-13 06:00 - Louzel Lombard
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Cape Town - The South African Weather Service has issued an alert for localised flooding over the entire Gauteng, the south western bushveld of Limpopo, eastern parts of the North West, northern parts of Free State and the south western Highveld of Mpumalanga. 

Johannesburg and the West Rand including Krugersdorp, Randfontein and Westonaria are at high risk, with SA Weather Service predicting hazardous conditions in the next 24 hours. 

Motorists travelling to Tshwane have been advised to avoid low-lying bridges that pose a risk of flooding, News24 reports. 


The SA Weather Service says they are expecting a further 80% chance of rain in Johannesburg for Tuesday, 12 January, with expected rainfall of 30mm and an average temperature of 21ºC.

In the Free State, a 60% chance of rain is predicted for Tuesday with expected rainfall of 10mm and an average temperature of 26ºC.

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Wednesday through to Sunday an average 60% chance of rain is forecast, with expected rainfall between 10mm and 20mm and average temperatures of between 19º and 23ºC.

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