Tozi Mthethwa, the head of eThekwini’s communications department, said residents were being urged to stay indoors and to secure their homes.
“Wind volumes this afternoon are predicted at 40km/h and are expected to reach up to 70km/h overnight into tomorrow morning.
“This could result in damage to structures, cause trees to fall and result in traffic congestion where these impact on roadways,” she said.
Waves of between three to four metres high were expected to roll into Durban’s beaches.
“Residents, particularly those in the informal settlements, are requested to attempt to secure roof sheeting as heavy winds could cause damage to them.
“Tacking the roof with extra nails or adding some weight to the sheeting might assist to hold it in place,” said Mthethwa.