The South African Weather Service has warned of more heavy rain in the north-eastern part of KwaZulu-Natal, after already issuing a flood alert for the area Tuesday.
The area includes the port city of Richards Bay.
This follows steady rain in most parts of the province overnight.
Forecaster Stacey Colbert has the details on the weather updates in KZN.
Morning satellite image (16 May 2018) – Partly cloudy to cloudy over the eastern parts of the country and sunny over the western and central parts. Please be advised of the WARNING for heavy rain leading to localised flooding over the north-eastern parts of KZN. @ReenvalSA pic.twitter.com/oogeOyevSI
— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) May 16, 2018
“We are expecting 60% chance of showers in most of the province except the north eastern part of KZN which would include Richards bay where we expect eighty percent of showers. We have issued a warning for heavy rain over that area as well,” Colbert says.
🌧Heavy falls of rain over N parts of KZN in the 24 hrs to 8am🌧
☔Richards Bay 146mm
Further falls of 30-60mm are expected today along the coast & adjacent interior between St Lucia & King Shaka 🛩.@landbou @ReenvalSA pic.twitter.com/qQlDzjMPAg
— AfricaWeather (@AfricaWeather_) May 16, 2018
“Tomorrow there’s only a 30% chance still over the north eastern part for KZN as well as the south coast and north coast for KZN tomorrow.”