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Heavy rain to affect parts of southern and eastern South Africa today and tomorrow.

8am synoptic chart, satellite and lightning strikes.

8am synoptic chart, satellite and lightning strikes.

Today there is a 100% chance of rain along the coast and adjacent interior from Cape Agulhas to Port Elizabeth. There is also a 70% chance that the rain will be heavy with up to 60mm possible in places.

Total expected rainfall today, ECMWF model.

Total expected rainfall today, ECMWF model.

The rain will spread from the west to the east so Port Elizabeth is likely to only see the risk of heavy rain from late this afternoon and evening, this will be coupled with strong S’ly winds.

Total expected rainfall tomorrow, ECMWF model.

Total expected rainfall tomorrow, ECMWF model.

Over the interior of the Western Cape there is a 60% chance of a few showers with a 30% chance of showers in Cape Town.

Today there is also a 40% risk, but it is far more uncertain, of thunderstorms leading to heavy rain over KZN, this again could lead to 20-40mm of rain in the Durban and Richards Bay area from mid-afternoon.

The central and western interior of the country are expected to have strong gusty winds this afternoon and it will cold for the time of year with snow possible above 1900m in the Western and Eastern Cape.

Over NE parts (excluding the lowveld) and central parts of the country, scattered thunderstorms are expected today.

Tomorrow the heavy rain will clear from the Western Cape and western parts of the Eastern Cape (PE) but is expected to affect NE parts of the Eastern Cape (East London), the whole of KZN (especially central areas) and possibly southern areas of Mpumulanga. Over these areas there is a 60% chance thunderstorms and heavy rain leading to the risk of 30-60mm of rain in places. There is also the risk of snow above 1500m over the interior of the Eastern Cape.

The wind is also likely to be strong tomorrow in places with gusty southerly winds expected early in the morning in East London, spreading to Durban from around mid-morning and Richards Bay by late morning.

Gauteng is likely to see some scattered thunderstorms again tomorrow but the risk of heavy rain over the province is only 30% at this stage.

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Please note this is not a weather warning, only the South African Weather Service can issue weather warnings, for details refer to www.weathersa.co.za/warnings

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