KZN records heavy overnight rains over parts of south coast

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The South African Weather Service (SAWS) says that heavy overnight rains in KwaZulu-Natal have fallen largely over parts of the province’s south coast.

The rains have also continued in areas north of Durban.

Search and rescue teams rescued two pregnant women who were trapped in their La Mercy home after a mudslide.

Forecaster Julius Mahlangu says the wet weather conditions are expected to clear from Thursday.

“So over the province, overnight we have received quiet some significant rain falling in some places. Places like Margate recorded about 130mm of rain. Pennington recorded about 60mm of rain, but most of this rain I must emphasise that it fell yesterday afternoon over those areas.”

“So for this morning, in some areas including La Mercy and including King Shaka, we have got about 20mm of rain and in areas around Port Edward we got about 25mm of rain,” explains Mahlangu.

Below is the full weather report:

Last week Friday, the weather service issued a warning of disruptive rainfall over most parts of KwaZulu-Natal.

The warning indicated that some areas in the province could experience heavy rains, which could lead to localised flooding.