Thapelo Lekabe
Digital Journalist
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23 Feb 2021
10:27 am

Heavy rains to continue in Gauteng until Monday, weather service warns

Thapelo Lekabe

Yellow level 2 warning for disruptive rain on Wednesday that could lead to localised flooding in low-lying areas.

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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 localised flooding in low-lying areas.

This comes as flooding from heavy rains caused extensive damage in parts of Limpopo on Monday.

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“For today [Tuesday] we expect isolated showers and thundershowers scattered over the southern parts of the province. For tomorrow [Wednesday] we expect widespread showers and thundershowers, except in the extreme northern area where it will be scatttered,” said senior meteorologist Jan Vermeulen.

Vermeulen said there is be a 60% chance of scattered showers and thunder showers on Thursday. Rain is expected to continue into the weekend. He said the downpours were set to continue until Monday with a 30% chance of isolated showers.

“During the weekend, there will be scattered showers and thunder showers on Saturday and Sunday. It starts clearing past the weekend and we are in for a rainy period,” he said.

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