Gauteng rain warning: 80% chance of showers and thundershowers

Gauteng rain warning: 80% chance of showers and thundershowers

The weather warning is effective from 8:00 on Saturday, 16 April until 23:00.

The weather service said the expected rainfall is due to an upper air system with a ridging high-pressure – widespread showers and thundershowers are predicted. There is an 80 percent chance of rain.

“This may result in impacts. These conditions will be monitored and any changes to the impacts will be communicated with relevant stakeholders.

“Rainfall is expected for most of the weekend across the province with cool to cold conditions,” said the weather service.

The affected Gauteng areas include the City of Johannesburg, City of Tshwane, Ekurhuleni, West Rand and Sedibeng.

The potential impacts include:

  • Localised flooding of susceptible informal settlements and low-lying roads is a possibility across the province but especially in flood-prone areas.
  • Major roads are expected to be affected but SAWS says they can be used with increased travel times.
  • Difficult driving conditions are expected as well as minor motor vehicle accidents due to slippery roads, pooling water and reduced visibility.

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