Noluthando Ngeno11 March 2024 | 15:46

Limpopo, Mpumalanga to bear the brunt of Tropical Storm Filipo downpours

While Gauteng residents grapple with a heatwave, other parts of the country have been warned of heavy rainfall.

Limpopo, Mpumalanga to bear the brunt of Tropical Storm Filipo downpours

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JOHANNESBURG - While most of the country battles a heatwave, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) is warning of heavy rainfall in Limpopo and Mpumalanga on Monday afternoon.

According to the service, Tropical Storm Filipo, that’s been entrenched in the Mozambique Channel, is expected to intensify by the end of the day.


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Mozambique’s National Institute of Meteorology issued a red alert warning on Sunday, advising residents in affected areas to adopt precautionary safety measures to avoid Tropical Storm Filipo.

The storm will be accompanied by heavy rain, as well as a deterioration of sea conditions in the country.

Back home, the South African Weather Service has warned of heavy rainfall in the Lowveld region of Mpumalanga.

Chief Forecaster Kevin Ray: “Heavy rain can be expected over the Lowveld of Limpopo as well as Mpumalanga, although the bulk of the rainfall is projected to stay east of the Lebombo Mountains, and stay constrained to southern Mozambique.”

Meanwhile, in Gauteng, SAWS has warned citizens to brace themselves for scorching temperatures that are only set to improve later in the week.