Heavy rains forecast

2010-10-12 00:00

BATTEN down the hatches and dig out that brolly because the chances are good that you’ll need it this week, as some relief from recent drought conditions are expected.

The SA Weather Service said yesterday the country should brace itself for heavy rains and high winds and seas that will accompany a strong cold front whose effects will be felt in the province today.

KZN forecaster Sifiso Ngubane said heavy falls — of as much as 50 mm in 24 hours — are expected over the province from tomorrow.

National forecaster Evert Scholtz said a cold front reached the Cape yesterday, causing gale-force winds and very rough seas. The oil platform south of Mossel Bay reported wind speeds of 80 km/h.

The system is expected to cause widespread rain and even snow in some parts of the country. Chilly weather will accompany the rain with temperatures in the capital expected to reach a maximum of 17°C today and 18°C tomorrow.

The weather should clear by Saturday.

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