More rain expected for KZN - Weather Services

Kaveel Singh and Naledi Shange, News24

Durban – Despite the welcome rain relief over parts of KwaZulu-Natal, Umgeni Water spokesperson Shami Harichunder urged people to continue saving water.

"The rains are welcome, but we still urge everyone to continue to implement water saving methods. Dam levels remain low, with rainfall for this year below the average ordinarily received during this time of year."

More rains were expected going into the weekend and Monday in the drought-stricken province, the South African Weather Services' (SAWS) Lulama Phene said. Rainfall of at least 77.4 mm were recorded between Tuesday and Wednesday. “For Thursday there will be light rains on the South Coast and warm conditions bringing on thunderstorms for KZN. However, by Saturday there will be a high chance of rain in isolated areas with more cloud cover for most parts of the province.
“The eastern parts of the province will see light showers. By Sunday rains will ease up but there will still be isolated showers in many parts of the province by the afternoon. And by Monday you will see the interior experience cloudy conditions with isolated showers.

“We basically expect a good chance of rainfall for a few days."

Meanwhile, KwaZulu-Natal police were on Wednesday still searching for a man who was swept away when his shack was washed into a flooded canal near Brighton Beach.

The incident happened on Tuesday night amid a torrential downpour in the area, which caused water levels to rapidly rise.

It is understood that the small shack was positioned under a bridge across the M7 freeway.