Thursday, January 29, 2009

Flood warnings in South Africa

BuaNews (Tshwane, South Africa): The South African Weather Service has issued a warning of floods in certain parts of Gauteng as heavy rains are expected on Wednesday and Thursday. Speaking to BuaNews on Wednesday from the National Forecast Centre in Pretoria, Meteorologist, Elke Brouwers said there was a possibility of flooding in certain parts of the province.

"We are predicting 80 percent chance of rain for the remainder of today and Thursday," she said. Ms Brouwers could not foresee which areas would be most affected by the rains, but she however urged motorists to be extra careful on the roads. "At this stage it is difficult to single out the areas where there might be floods. As we are expecting heavy rains in the next hour or two, we would like to urge our motorists to be extra cautious while driving in rainy conditions," Ms Brouwers said….

A sheep farm in Gauteng, South Africa, shot by NJR ZA, Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License

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