Level 5 Rain Warning For KwaZulu-Natal KZN

Level 5 Rain Warning For KwaZulu-Natal KZN

According to the weather warning, which is valid from midnight until 23:00 on Monday, widespread showers and rain are expected over the eastern parts of KZN.

“Significant amounts of rainfall already observed in areas along the coast and reports of flooding on the roads,” said the weather service.

The disruptive rainfall is expected to last throughout the day and more flooding could be seen along the coast and adjacent interior.

The affected district municipalities include:

  • uMkhanyakude
  • Parts of King Cetshwayo
  • Ilembe
  • eThekwini
  • Parts of Ugu

The potential impacts include:

  • Flooding of roads, settlements and bridges.
  • Danger to life – both human and livestock – as a result of the rapid streams and deep water is possible.
  • Potential damage to infrastructure and property.
  • Potential motor vehicle accidents due to slippery roads and poor visibility.
  • The disruption of schools.
  • Soil erosion, mudslides and rockfalls are possible.

The weather service also issued a Yellow Level 2 rain warning for the KZN interior during the same period and warned that because the soil is already saturated as a result of the rainy weekend some drainage systems are already full and localised flooding is a possibility in some places over the midlands and north of the province.

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