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Floods warning for parts of KZN

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Durban – The South African Weather Service has issued a warning for heavy rain that could lead to localised flooding in parts of KZN this afternoon.

Forecasters say heavy rain is expected over the province’s south coast and adjacent interior today.

Wet conditions are expected throughout the province.

Margate has an 80 percent chance of rain in the morning, with showers and thundershowers expected later in the evening.

The maximum temperature for Margate will remain below the 20C mark today, peaking at just 19 degrees.

Durban residents can also expect evening showers and thundershowers, with the day having gotten off to a wet start in the province’s biggest city.

Maximum temperatures for Thursday are listed below:

Durban – 21
Margate – 19
Mooi River – 19
Giants Castle – 15
Ladysmith – 15
Newcastle – 21
Ulundi – 21
Richards Bay – 23
Kokstad – 12
Pietermaritzburg – 18
Underberg – 13

Sea swells in Durban will reach 3m this morning, reducing to around 2.5m by this afternoon.

Cool and wet conditions are expected again tomorrow, with Durban likely to reach a high of around 17 degrees on Friday. The city has a 30 percent chance of rain tomorrow morning, otherwise cloudy conditions as the weekend approaches.

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