Heavy rainfall expected over the weekend

The South African Weather Office has issued a forecast that predicts wide spread rainfall over the Eastern Cape during the weekend.

Water falling at Churchill 3

The updated forecast reads as follows:


A cut-off low approaches the west coast of the country.  Ahead of this system over the Eastern  Cape a deep layer of cloud will develop bringing widespread showers and thundershowers over the  province.

This rainfall will be particularly prominent in the north eastern parts of the province  tomorrow morning and afternoon (100% chance of rainfall and 24hr –  rainfall amounts between 30 and  40mm).

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Further west the rest of the province will also experience rainfall with the intensity increasing  during the day with the whole of the province receiving precipitation right through Saturday with  clearance Sunday as the cut-off low exits the country in the vicinity of East London.

On Saturday widespread showers are expected over the province.  The south coast as well as the NE  parts of the interior are expected to receive 30-40-mm in 24hrs – the NE parts mainly in the morning and  the south coast from the afternoon into Sunday morning.


The last of the moderate to heavy showers will take place over the south coast, Port Elizabeth, Port  Alfred and Grahamstown on Sunday morning.

Localised flooding is likely for the eastern parts of the province from tomorrow afternoon, as well as the  south coast from Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning.