Heavy rains prompt warning

‎The SA Weather Service has issued a warning of heavy rains with possible flash flooding across Gauteng this weekend.

Forecaster Kgolofelo Mahlangu said the province would experience “heavy falls with localised flooding” on Saturday.

The rains would continue throughout the weekend until Monday.

“There’s 80 percent-chance of rain on Sunday. The rain will come in  the morning, stop a bit around noon and continue again in the late afternoon,” she said.

“The same will happen on Monday with heavy downpours in the morning. The weather will start clearing up later on Monday afternoon.”

She advised people to be cautious on the roads in light of the heavy rains and to be wary of flash flooding to avoid damage to property.

The weather service updated the status of its forecast to a warning” early on Saturday.

“It was upgraded to ‘warning’ during the early hours of the morning after which heavy rains followed. At this point in time there’s nothing severe,” said Mahlangu

Also read: City bridge closed due to heavy rain 

Meanwhile a message was being circulated on the social media, warning residents of Centurion ‎to be careful.

They have been advised to avoid the following areas:

– Rooihuiskraal Avenue bridge over the highway

– Ruimte Avenue low-water bridge

– Witstinkhout/ End Street’s low-water bridge

Low-water bridge‎ on Roohuiskraal Road near the school.

– South Street low-water bridge

– Lenchen South Avenue low-water bridge

– Hennopspark’s Blackwood Avenue low-water bridge.

– Kwagga Road in Pretoria West near Carter Garage.

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David Matsena
Noweto journalist

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