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Weather Update: More rain expected as learners head back to school

Apr 23, 2019
Weather Update: More rain expected as learners head back to school

Weather office expects rains in many parts of South Africa

Port Elizabeth - With school learners resuming the second term after the Easter long weekend, the South African Weather Service says more heavy rains are expected to persist.

The rains are expected over the Central Karoo and south coast (Eden District) in the Western Cape, the Eastern Cape, southern KwaZulu-Natal as well as the western parts of the North-West and the Free State on Tuesday and Wednesday.

"These rains could lead to flooding and pose a threat to low lying bridges and roads. Temperatures are also expected to be cool to cold," the weather office said.

"These conditions, continuing since the Easter weekend, are due to the cut-off low pressure system, which is moving slowly eastwards.

"However, clearance is anticipated over the Central Karoo and south coast (Eden District) in the Western Cape on Wednesday."

'Weather system is expected to exit the country from Eastern Cape'

It added that this weather system is expected to exit the country from the east coast of the Eastern Cape on Thursday with remnant showers over the eastern provinces.

"The South African Weather Service warns the public and especially learners to take the necessary precautions and avoid the crossing of rivers and swollen streams where water is above ankles and move to higher ground when flooding is possible," the office said.

"The South African Weather Service will continue to monitor any further developments. The public are urged to follow regular updates on television, radio and newspapers.

"Updated information in this regard will regularly be available at www.weathersa.co.za as well as via the SA Weather Service Twitter account @SAWeatherServic."

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