Cold weather and downpour expected across NKZN this weekend

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Disruptive rains are expected to sweep through parts of KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday, 21 May 2022.

This comes after the South African Weather Service (SAWS) issued a weather advisory, highlighting that a Yellow Level 2 Warning has been extended to large parts of the province.

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Areas expected to be impacted by the disruptive rains include:

  • Newcastle
  • eMadlangeni (Utrecht)
  • Endumeni (Dundee)
  • AbaQulusi (Vryheid)
  • Dannhauser
  • Alfred Duma (Both Ladysmith and Indaka)
  • Nongoma
  • Nquthu
  • Ulundi
  • Umvoti
  • uPhongola
  • Mandeni
  • Msinga
  • Maphumulo
  • Nkandla
  • Mtubatuba

Additionally, SAWS noted that a cold front was expected to pass through KZN on Friday afternoon, 20 May 2022, which will be accompanied by a steep upper-air trough that will develop into a cut-off low on Saturday, 21 May 2022.

The weather service added, “As a result, widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected across most parts of the province on Saturday, but scattered over the south-western parts.”

According to SAWS, models are indicating significant amounts of rainfall (20-40mm) over the northern parts of KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday, increasing the potential for localised flooding.

With a cold and wet Saturday expected, what are your thoughts? 

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