Weather Service warns heavy rains to continue in Gauteng until Monday

Heavy downpours are expected to continue in Gauteng this week, with the South African Weather Service (SAWS) warning the rains could last until Monday. SAWS issued a Yellow level 2 warning for disruptive rain on Wednesday that could lead to localized flooding in low-lying areas. This comes as flooding from heavy rains caused extensive damage […]

KZN disaster management on high alert for heavy rains

Disaster management teams are on high alert in KwaZulu-Natal as northern parts of the province are experiencing heavy rainfall. Areas such as Ladysmith and Winterton have been experiencing flooding since last week. The South African Weather Service says the disruptive rainfall is only expected to clear by Tuesday. KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and Mpumalanga are on high […]

KZN records 8 fatalities due to heavy rains and flooding

Eight people have died in KwaZulu-Natal since 24 January due to inclement weather, KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Sipho Hlomuka said on Thursday. “So far, KZN has lost eight lives as a result of the inclement weather conditions that started on 24 January due to tropical depression Eloise. “The fatalities include a […]

Touching photos: SA poultry farmer Mpho loses R50 000 worth of chicken broilers to heavy rains

With the heavy rains in most parts of South Africa, poultry farmers are sustaining great losses. A distraught broiler farmer, Mpho Moteka takes to Twitter to share his ordeal yesterday. Posting a picture of scattered dead chickens, tweeps come to the farmer’s emotional rescue. “Dont give up Sir. Take some time and recuperate. The journey […]

State of disaster to be declared in parts of North West after heavy rains

The North West Provincial government led by Premier Professor Job Mokgoro is expected to brief the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Tuesday about the possibility of declaring some areas of the province a state of disaster. This comes after several areas in the province were badly affected by the […]

Premier Mtsweni-Tsipane: Heavy rains leave R400 million bill in Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane on Monday said that the damage caused by heavy rains in the province was estimated at R425 million so far. This follows her visit to Kanyamazane in the Mbombela district, which has been deemed the most affected area in Mpumalanga. Other affected areas include the Thaba Chweu, Bushbuckridge and Mkhondo municipalities. […]

Flood warning issued for 3 provinces as heavy rains set to continue

Residents of three provinces have been warned to be on the alert for localized flooding as incessant rainfall is expected to continue. The non-stop rainfall has caused damage and flooding since tropical storm Eloise hit Mozambique over two weeks ago. The South African Weather Service’s forecaster Luthando Masimini said while the storm’s effects were initially […]

SAWS: Heavy rains not stopping any time soon

Don’t expect the rain to stop any time soon as downpours are expected to continue for the immediate future – and expand across the country. South African Weather Service forecaster Tokelo Chiloane said heavier prolonged rain and thunderstorms were predicted for the next few days. “The Free State experienced a lot of rain the past […]

Emergency services on high alert as heavy rains hit Gauteng

Johannesburg Emergency Services disaster management teams are on standby as heavy rains continue to lash parts of Gauteng. Motorists are urged to be extra cautious on the roads. Heavy downpours caused localised flooding in some parts of the province over the weekend According to EMS spokesperson, Robert Mulaudzi, several roads have been damaged, with strong […]

Severe thunderstorms hit South Africa as heavy rains hit parts of Gauteng

The South African Weather Service warns of severe thunderstorms as heavy rains hit parts of Gauteng and other provinces. Thunderstorms battered parts of Gauteng, Limpopo, the North West and Mpumalanga on Monday afternoon. The weather service warns of localised flooding, large amounts of hail and reduced visibility. Officials say heavy rains will continue late into […]