Wet weekend for large parts of SA

2011-12-09 08:49
Johannesburg - Wet weather can be expected in the east of the country and would probably persist until at least Sunday, the SA Weather Services said on Friday morning.

"There is a good chance of rainfall in Gauteng and eastern parts of the North West, and similar patterns are forecast for KwaZulu-Natal, eastern Free State, Mpumalanga and Limpopo," senior forecaster Puseletso Mofokeng said.

Heavy downpours were expected for Gauteng on Friday, with a brief respite around noon.

There would be a reprieve from the wet conditions on Sunday in the central and eastern provinces, when only isolated showers were expected.

The rain was caused by a cut-off low system in the south of the country being met with a high pressure system in the east, which brought moisture from the Indian Ocean - resulting in clouds and precipitation.

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