More rain, flooding forecast for SA

2012-09-06 12:42

Johannesburg - More rain and thunderstorms were expected in parts of the country on Thursday, the SA Weather Service said.

"Showers and thundershowers are expected over the central parts of the country which includes Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo," spokesperson Kenosi Machepa said.

"The eastern half of the Free State and the North West will also have showers and thunderstorms."

She said heavy rainfall which could lead to flooding was possible over KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga while severe thunderstorms were possible over Limpopo, northern Gauteng and the northern parts of Mpumalanga from late Thursday afternoon into the evening.

"On Friday it will mainly rain in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal," Machepa said.

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  • blignault.michaele - 2012-09-06 12:55

    The rain is welcomed, but not to the extent where excessive damage is caused.

      jbm.moate - 2012-09-06 13:25

      Blignault.michaele, i hope God heard you...

      farmfreund - 2012-09-06 13:55

      Yes blame the damage on the bunny

      blignault.michaele - 2012-09-06 14:16

      jbm What I mean is that the rain is welcomed, the rain is necessary to replenish the levels in the dams, but it is SAD when people loose their belongings and lives because of flooding. Think of all the shack dwellers for goodness sake.

      nick.armstrong.1800 - 2012-09-06 15:25

      Blessed be the rain in a dry land.. :) Give Thanks - be truly grateful - to God/the Universe for all and everything in Life - including the nectar from above called "rain".. :) It's called the Universal Law of Gratitude.. :)

      jody.beggs - 2012-09-07 10:19

      @nick.armstrong.1800 I agree except when you talk about a man made concept like god. If its not detectable its just not real , unless you want to be delusional. Supernatural simply does not exist outside of the person believing's head. But we do need the rain , just don't build in low lying flood plains and you should be alright. Science flies you to the moon , religion flies you into buildings ...

  • koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-06 12:57

    I love rain.

  • dhavandran.palavar - 2012-09-06 13:14

    i hope it spares the homeless and those living on the floodplaines. 18 years into democracy and no planning at all for the welfare of these people but the govt will make an impassioned plea for food an aid and blankets . if only we had service delivery and foresight????????

      jeffrey.d.walker.9 - 2012-09-06 16:49

      THEN THEY SHOULD STOP SQUATTING IN AREAS UNSUITED FOR LIVING, WHY DON'T THEY LEARN(IF THAT'S AT ALL POSSIBLE)AND MOVE TO HIGHER MORE SUITABLE GROUND.Who but the stoopid builds on a flood plain. Why don't they then build their shacks on stilts above the ground.

  • Eterni80 - 2012-09-06 13:34

    ah well - so much for not working on my ark this weekend..

      michele.holmes.1238 - 2012-09-06 13:38

      If you need help, I noah guy

  • mack.attack.9678 - 2012-09-06 13:49

    Wow.It's a beautiful spring day in Cape Town. Hopefully the inclement weather in the rest of the country doesn't get too bad

  • Ditantane - 2012-09-06 13:59

    i hope Limpopo will not be denied rain.

  • rob.bayliss.94 - 2012-09-06 14:04

    Really....SA cannot have too much rain so this is really good news. Of course there can be too little planning and insuffective management of squatters in areas susceptible to flooding. And you can also have ineffective water resource management!

  • jenniferann.palmer - 2012-09-06 14:13

    The only thing about the rain I don't like living in Jozi, is that drivers become worse...

      shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-09-06 15:07

      LOl I have to support your comment on that, its as if they all suddenly become F1 drivers and they think they can go screaming along @ 120Km/h. I guess they think they will get wet in their cars and have to rush to get home. They also have no idea that their cars do come standard with HEADLIGHTS.

  • christina.setloboko - 2012-09-06 15:17

    Pula mahlopha a senya ( rain fixes somewhere while it destroys somewhere) I LOVE IT.

  • jeremia.magongwa - 2012-09-06 15:35

    Cheers to philosophers and scientist for informing us abt the end of the world( climate change ) . now i c what nostradamas was trying to articulate , the movie 2012 was imitating the real 2012 . like it or not we r going to c miracles ds yr . last month it was snow wats next Tsunami ?

  • yoko.papu - 2012-09-06 15:42

    I have been praying for this raid, I guess my prayers were heard, loud and very clear. there was too much dust and must stop now, I need to go home!

  • boltonbarry - 2012-09-06 16:03

    Reading this snippet about bad weather is better than reading about Malema for a change

  • olivia.karnak - 2012-09-06 16:43

    The rain could come to Cape Town for a change,I would like more rain. I'm certainly not ready for summer to come, dreading it actually.

      chilli.stephenson1 - 2012-09-07 13:43

      are you mental? what part of CT do you stay in. It's been raining like mad here. Bring on Summer. How can a person not be ready for summer. Are you too fat and too white for camps bay.

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-09-06 18:52

    Hope it floods out the old bastard on the farm in Shongweni. Bye Bye Bill

  • modiri.molosiwa - 2012-09-06 23:22

    goodnews. let it rain.

  • chilli.stephenson1 - 2012-09-07 13:41

    God's will be done. He will punish this country and it's non believing people. Jesus is God and you must all turn and repent or you will all be sorry.

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