The South African Weather Service has issued a warning for localised flooding in parts of Gauteng on Tuesday.
The province is currently experiencing heavy rains which are expected to continue until Wednesday. Indications are that some areas may receive as much as 100mm of rain in a 36-48 hour period.
Motorists have been advised to exercise extreme caution on the roads.
Forecaster Victoria Nurse says, “We do have a warning out for heavy rain and this will be for the entire province of Gauteng. Now this heavy rain that is predicted to fall on Tuesday could lead to localised and flash flooding across the province.”
Meanwhile, the Johannesburg Emergency Services has also urged all residents and commuters to be extra vigilant in these wet conditions.
Spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi says, “We just want to encourage our residents in our low lying area’s mostly our informal settlements to monitor the water levels in the area’s and also the young children and they might be tempted to stay away from drainage systems and rivers as they go to school so we can avoid drowning incidents. We also want to advise our motorists to drive safely.”
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