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SA Weather Services denies social media claims tropical storm Dineo will affect Eastern Cape

Feb 15, 2017
SA Weather Services denies social media claims tropical storm Dineo will affect Eastern Cape

The South African Weather Services' Port Elizabeth on Wednesday refuted reports circulating on social media that severe Tropical Storm Dineo will affect the Eastern Cape, calling the claims "completely unfounded".

"This was compounded this morning (Wednesday), with the passing of a thunderstorm over the Nelson Mandela Bay area and will more than likely re-emerge later today when we experience strong winds," said Garth Sampson, Client Liaison Officer for the Eastern Cape at the South African Weather Services.

"The official forecast from the SAWS is that Tropical Storm Dineo will  have NO AFFECT on the Eastern Cape, whatsoever."

He said that the official media release from the SAWS, which will be updated regularly, clearly states that the predicted path of the system, which will mainly affect the Limpopo Province.