Weather warnings for Mpumalanga, Gauteng, Limpopo, North West, Free State
The South African Weather Service (SAWS) issued weather warnings on Tuesday, noting that for the next day or two, areas in Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Gauteng and the North West will experience harsh conditions.
Weather warnings: Yellow level 4 alert for Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Gauteng, North West, Free State
In a statement, the national weather forecaster warned that residents from these provinces should “avoid low lying bridges, roads covered with water and keep a safe following distance.”
⚠️Yellow Level 4 warning for disruptive rain over Gauteng, Western Bushveld of Limpopo, Western Mpumalanga, central and Eastern parts of North West and north-eastern Free State (02 February). Avoid low lying bridges, roads covered with water and keep a safe following distance.— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) February 2, 2021
On social media, locals from the affected provinces shared videos of flooded regions with mudslides seen in some areas.
#Alert Motirists please be careful this is currently in Nelspruit.. @BOSBEER2006 @1SecondLater @EWNTraffic @netstartraffic @SALTruckers @MARIUSBROODRYK @SAWeatherServic As received pic.twitter.com/xbFdtEco5B— BOSBEER.COM (@BOSBEER2006) February 1, 2021
Weather forecast for Wednesday, 3 February 2021
The wet weather is expected to hang over the listed provinces for Tuesday and possibly spill into Wednesday, 3 February 2021.
Here are precipitation forecasts from _Ventusky_ for Wednesday: