More wet, cold weather expected

2012-09-07 11:13

Johannesburg - More rainfall and cold weather were expected in parts of the country on Friday, the SA Weather Service said.

Spokesperson Kenosi Machepa said heavy rainfalls were expected in places over the northern parts of KwaZulu-Natal, the eastern Highveld and escarpment of Mpumalanga as well as the central parts of Limpopo on Friday.

"Temperatures will still be cool to warm over most parts of the country, but otherwise cold over Gauteng and Mpumalanga."

Machepa said the wet weather was expected to clear completely by Saturday morning in the eastern parts of the country and temperatures were expected to start warming up from Saturday.

"A weak cold front is approaching from the west and will result in isolated showers and rain in the south western parts of the country by Sunday."

Two cars were swept off a small flooded bridge on Valley Drive near Waterfall in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday.

ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said the drivers of the two vehicles were found safely on the side of the road while their cars were in the river.

"They were unharmed and just wet and cold. They would go and see their own doctor if they needed further medical assistance."
Banks advised motorists not to drive through flooded areas.

"If you see a flooded road ahead, turn around and find an alternative route to get to your destination."

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  • shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-09-07 11:28

    so what will i do this entire weekend? Oh I know - stay in bed curled up with a hot choccie and my three cats will be curled up next to me keeping warm as well.

      afrikeni - 2012-09-07 12:20

      Three cats is all you have for company?

      mrp721 - 2012-09-07 12:31

      I like your idea Shelley, maybe I'll just do the same with my 2 jack russells LOL... @afrikeni, animals are far better company than most humans anyway :-)

      frank.kistler.31 - 2012-09-07 12:33

      A trip outon my MX bike sounds wayy better :)

      shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-09-07 13:23

      @afrokeni: NO - if you like i will call the two dogs as well and if it were not for the fact that my fiance was working all weekend, i would have him join me too..... dont always jump to conclusions.

      jonathan.dutoit2 - 2012-09-07 13:25

      Well, that is just sad

  • fazel.bolley - 2012-09-07 11:32

    Gonna see a spike in 9 months birthrate.

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-09-07 12:10

      Not if you go to bed with your cats like Shelley above ;-)

      mrp721 - 2012-09-07 12:32

      What, don't you have a TV or DVD player Fazel?????

      24web - 2012-09-07 12:35

      @mrp721 I think they got stolen

      butch.poulter - 2012-09-07 13:32


      shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-09-07 13:47

      @mrp721: with the crap they keep repeating on telly these days - who would want to watch re-runs of re-runs of re-runs?

      mrp721 - 2012-09-08 13:30

      True Shelley but then you can always get DVD's :-)

  • Eric Mdudus Shaku - 2012-09-07 11:46

    Whats Malema s comment on this cold ,rainy and wet weather?

      J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-09-07 11:58

      Eric, you beat me to it. I was going to ask how was Malema going to deal with something that wouldn't listen to him. - Kathy

      Joubs1957 - 2012-09-07 13:01

      At least this weather keeps his trap shut!

  • shaylene.stenger - 2012-09-07 11:59

    Time to get our boats out!

  • Eterni80 - 2012-09-07 12:16

    the ANC has asked Cosatu to form a union that will get the weather 'under control'

  • marlenepilay - 2012-09-07 13:25

    me and my jack russell too

  • mpho.eunicechoshi - 2012-09-07 13:52

    \If you see a flooded road ahead, turn around and find an alternative route to get to your destination.

      marius.j.rensburg.3 - 2012-09-07 14:55

      and how long did it take you to figure this out?

  • customdesign - 2012-09-07 14:41

    "If you see a flooded road ahead, turn around and find an alternative route to get to your destination." This should be logical, but I don't put it past some South Africans needing to be told this.

      shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-09-07 14:49

      you will be surprised as to how many people are so damn ignorant, they will see that the raod is flooded, and think to themselves, its ok to cross & then BAMN whoooosh goes their car down the river, and they wonder WHY!

  • Hemlock - 2012-09-07 15:15

    A weekend curled up in PJ's, hot chocolate, kitties to warm my feet, telephone off, doorbell will be ignored......A ME weekend!!!!!

  • lara.vanrooyen.1 - 2012-09-08 06:40

    Well, it's definitely winter again. Spring is sulking somewhere.

  • atha.scott - 2012-09-08 07:59

    So who is still in bed? My bloody dogs woke me up wayyy to early. And correction on the ignorant people who drove through water, rather arrogant, my 4x4 can go everywhere! Ohhh I was not driving a 4x4!!! Wooshhh....

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