DURBAN - The South African Weather Service says Mozambique’s Cyclone Idai will not pose a threat to South Africa according to the South African Government News Agency.
However, in a statement issued today, the agency said SA will have its own, unrelated weather challenges such as possible heavy rains and localised flash flooding in some parts of the country.
“The cyclone which has already claimed ten lives in Mozambique - comes with the warning of dangerously high seas, extreme flooding, strong, damaging winds, storm surges and significant rainfall,” said the agency.
It is reported that Idai is expected to weaken into an overland depression on Friday but is still expected to result in significant and torrential rainfall and widespread flooding over the Sofala and Manica provinces of Mozambique.
The torrential rainfall will also be in the eastern parts of Zimbabwe and the southern parts of Malawi which have been already hit by severe flooding over the past week.