WEATHER WARNING | Heavy thunderstorms in the KZN on Wednesday


Woman with an umbrella is walking in the rain.

The South African Weather Service (Saws) warns people again of severe thunderstorms expected in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday afternoon.

The weather bureau said thunderstorm activity had been observed over Harry Gwala district moving northeast.

“The storms are expected to sweep over parts of uMgungundlovu, uMvoti, King Cetshwayo, parts of Zululand and uMkhanyakude. Some of these thunderstorms are expected to become violent, causing heavy rains, strong noxious winds, hail and excessive lightning, ”the weather service said.

The rain is expected to hit the following areas: Big Five Hlabisa – Hlabisa, Big Five Hlabisa – Hluhluwe, Dr. N. Dlamini-Zuma – Underberg, Greater Kokstad, Impendle, Ingwe, Jozini, Maphumulo, Mkhambathini, Mthonjaneni, Mtubatuba, Ndwedwe, Nkandla, Nongoma, Richmond, Msunduzi, Ubuhlebezwe, Ulundi, Umhlabuyalugeni, uMiwMathuazi, uMiwMathugenze, uMiwMathugenze, uMiwMathugenze , Umvoti, Umzimkhulu and uPhongolo.

KwaZulu-Natal has experienced severe thunderstorms since December. The KZN Department of Cooperative Administration and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) announced that four people died, including a three-year-old child who drowned in Department 8 of the Maphumulo parish.

The department said civil protection teams are still conducting preliminary relief efforts for the 1,692 households affected.

MEC Sipho has urged residents and all sectors of society to work with the provincial government in the fight against climate change.

“We all need to acknowledge that climate change is real, frequent and severe. We must heed all severe weather warnings from the South African Weather Service in order to practice risk-avoiding behavior, such as z or walking, ”said Hlomuka.

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