Kzn to brace for possibiltity of tropical storm
11 February 2021
Residents across the KwaZulu-Natal province, particularly in the northern region, can expect heavy rains and possible flooding this weekend due to a tropical storm.
South African Weather Service forecaster Edward Engelbrecht said in an interview with the African News Agency (ANA) that a low-pressure system was making its way across the Mozambique Channel towards parts of South Africa.
Engelbrecht said that residents in the north-eastern parts of KZN will be the most affected by the coming storm.
The eastern parts of Mpumalanga and Eswatini were also expected to be affected, according to Storm Report SA.
Residents in affected areas, namely Richards Bay and the northern KZN coastline, can expect heavy rain from Friday into the weekend, Engelbrecht explained.
Engelbrecht said the ground in these areas was already saturated because of previous bad weather, increasing the likelihood of flooding in low-lying areas.
The southern parts of KZN can also expect around 20mm of rain over the weekend.
According to Storm Report, strong wind gusts are expected along the KZN coastline from Sunday with rough seas forecast from Saturday and rainfall was expected to drastically increase on Sunday.
Adapted from original source:IOL