Cold front: Rain moves to coast

2011-07-06 00:00

WILD weather brought floods, gales and hail to the Eastern Cape and unseasonable rains to KwaZulu-Natal yesterday, but the South African Weather Service has predicted that the cold front will start to move away from the region today and says no more rain is forecast.

Weather forecaster Lulama Menze said the cold conditions and thunderstorms, which were concentrated over the high ground of the midlands since yesterday, will move towards the coastal areas today.

Pietermaritzburg’s high is expected to peak at 18°C today. Tomorrow is likely be a bit cooler with 17°C the expected maximum and partly cloudy conditions.

In East London yesterday floodwaters trapped scores of people in their cars and thousands of informal dwellers were displaced, while hail lay centimetres thick in the CBD. — WR.

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