WEATHER WARNING | Scattered showers and thundershowers expected over KZN on Friday

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A file image of Pietermaritzburg residents walking in the rain.
A file image of Pietermaritzburg residents walking in the rain.
Ian Carbutt

The South African Weather Service (Saws) has warned of scattered showers and thundershowers expected over KZN on Friday afternoon and evening.

The weather office said some of these thunderstorms have a potential to become severe, especially over the northern and western parts of KZN, as well as in the Midlands. They are expected to be accompanied by heavy downpours, strong damaging winds, and excessive lightning.

The areas that are expected to be affected are Abaqulusi, Alfred Duma - Indaka, Alfred Duma - Ladysmith, Big Five Hlabisa - Hlabisa, Big Five Hlabisa - Hluhluwe, Dannhauser, Dr N. Dlamini-Zuma - Underberg, eDumbe, eMadlangeni, Endumeni, Greater Kokstad, Impendle, Ingwe, Inkosi Langalibalele - Estcourt, Inkosi Langalibalele - Sobabili, Jozini, Mpofana - Giants Castle, Mpofana - Mooi River, Msinga, Mthonjaneni, Mtubatuba, Newcastle, Nkandla, Nongoma, Nquthu, Okhahlamba, Richmond, Msunduzi, Ubuhlebezwe, Ulundi, Umhlabuyalingana, uMngeni, uMshwathi, UMuziwabantu, Umvoti, Umzimkhulu and uPhongolo.

People are advised to stay indoors, if outdoors seek shelter immediately but not under trees and telephone and power lines.

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