A car drives through a large puddle in Leyds Street spraying up water after a downpour. Picture: Thobile Mathonsi/African News Agency (ANA)
A car drives through a large puddle in Leyds Street spraying up water after a downpour. Picture: Thobile Mathonsi/African News Agency (ANA)

No flooding yet but rainy weather set to continue in Tshwane

By Nokwanda Ncwane Time of article published Jan 7, 2022

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Pretoria - Various areas in South Africa have been experiencing heavy rainfall as predicted by the South African Weather Service and this has been no exception for the City of Tshwane.

According to the Weather Service, wet weather conditions can be be expected on Friday as well as on the weekend.

In December, the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) issued a La Niña advisory, in which it said South Africa was set to receive more rain than expected over the summer.

Despite heavy rainfall, Tshwane Emergency Services spokesperson, Charles Mabaso said there has been no reported flooding or road accidents yet.

A woman walks along Jorissen Street in Sunnyside in the middle of a downpour. Picture: Thobile Mathonsi/African News Agency (ANA)

Mabaso said this may be because many have not yet returned to work and schools are still closed.

“In as much as the rain is persistent, we have not observed sustained heavy downpours in various parts of the City which may be the reason we are not seeing an increase in flooding incidents.

“We have however been made aware by the South African Weather Service that we should expect more than normal rainfall this season,” Mabaso said.

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