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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  • Kraken - 2011-12-09 08:58

    Ah yes, 1st class weather forecasters. When it's sunny, you predict sunny days. When it starts to rain, you predict rain.

      Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-12-09 09:12

      Lol, Is this still prediction or live reporting on weather?

      Poloyatonki - 2011-12-09 10:31

      The sun is shining in Cape Town.

  • Ian - 2011-12-09 09:05

    GOOD, great for business and will keep the trash off the streets, i hope

      Chris - 2011-12-09 10:17

      Which business is this? :)

      methedex - 2011-12-09 11:37

      the umbrella companies!!! YEAH! Made a Joke! done working for today!

      Leonard - 2011-12-12 11:55

      Which trash is this??

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-12-09 09:14

    Is this still weather forecast or live reporting on weather?

  • nasheenar - 2011-12-09 09:29

    This is headline news .....really! I dont suppose the seals that have washed up on Baden Powell is serious news.

      Mannie777 - 2011-12-09 09:44

      Headline news changes every 10-30min or so. You must be new to News24.

      nasheenar - 2011-12-09 10:07

      @Mannie777 whether im new or not is no relevance to my comment...try and keep up. Slow just like NEWS24.

      Moira - 2011-12-09 10:32

      Yes, this is news - wonderful rain which is much needed in a country that does not consist of just concrete buildings, but game farms that have dry rivers and this after the breeding season - farmers who can ill afford to tap into strained water resources, etc. etc. ...

      Jerolan - 2011-12-09 11:49

      @nasheenar you are SLOW. as a famnous advocate once said, jou..........

  • Jou_Ma - 2011-12-09 09:32

    I have a weather rock at home that is 100% accurate... If its hot, its sunny. If its wet, its raining. If its hot on the one side and wet on the other side, my dog pissed on it. If its moving, the wind is blowing. If its white, its sowing. If its gone, some @55hole stole it...

      Wes - 2011-12-09 10:16

      If its white its sowing lol your woman is going to beat you up for that

      Soetdoring - 2011-12-09 14:33

      Jou weather rock - is dit jou troetelklippie?

  • mninawa - 2011-12-09 09:45

    is that all we can hear,nothing interesting in news 24 these days.., Juju Panda and Buddies is not around

      Moira - 2011-12-09 10:34

      Interest or what people find interesting is relative.

      mninawa - 2011-12-09 11:13

      @Moira,we can find wheather news anywhere..Your Phone might have a nice piece of App that shows you wheather report..Your outlook calender might be populated with some wheather report feed..its not like in the olden day where you had to wait for news on Radio or TV to hear wheather report.. We want news..Relevant news..

      Zyklon85 - 2011-12-09 11:34

      for juju and his buddies go to

  • Mark - 2012-01-12 16:36

    be careful, big brother is watching you..

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