Jan 27, 2023

Mawazo Writing Africa

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More bad weather heading to KZN, with damaging winds predicted

The SA Weather Service (SAWS) warned of damaging winds of between 70 and 80 km/h along the coastal areas of KwaZulu-Natal on Monday morning.

It also predicted waves of around 4m-6 m between midnight on Sunday and 12 noon on Monday, “causing very rough seas”.

The expected inclement weather will hit Port Edward first and spread north to Richards Bay, increasing from the weakening in the afternoon.

SAWS Alert urges caution in coastal locations, harbors and beaches. Fires are to be avoided “because they spread quickly and lead to considerable damage to the infrastructure and danger to life”.

Small ships run the risk of taking on water and capsizing. Ports and harbors should be wary of localized disturbances for short periods of time and ships may experience difficulty navigating.

There is also a possibility of localized damage to coastal infrastructure such as sidewalks, pipelines, property, Roads etc railways.

SAWS predicts that the areas of eThekwini, KwaDukuza, Mandeni, Mfolozi, Ray Nkonyeni, Umdoni and Mlazi will be affected.

This comes as a follow up of the recent severe storms and floods that have devastated parts of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape.

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