NATIONAL NEWS - A tropical low pressure system that is currently situated in the Mozambique Channel is expected to bring more disruptive rainfall to the eastern parts of the province over the weekend and into next week.
Parts of the province are still busy with clean-up operations following the heavy rains the last two weeks.
In a statement, the South African Weather Service says the welcome sunshine in the north-eastern parts of the country is short lived as yet another low pressure system is expected to move south-westwards over southern Mozambique.
The system will result in further heavy rainfall, especially over the eastern parts of Limpopo and Mpumalanga and the north-eastern parts of KwaZulu-Natal.
The rainfall is expected to start on Friday evening (12 February) and continue over the weekend, persisting into Monday (15 February), says the service. Heavy winds are expected to pick up on Sunday.
They noted that this low pressure system is significantly weaker than Tropical Cyclone Eloise.
“Our main concern, however, is that the heavy rainfall will affect the areas which are still recovering from the recent downpours. The ground is saturated and this could exacerbate the current situation even further.”
The rainfall is expected to ease off towards the end of next week and the service will keep monitoring the situation and issue updates when applicable.