Durban weather warning: Brace yourselves for more wind and rain

After Tuesday’s storm, the last thing Durban wants is more rain or wind.

According to Windy and Accuweather, gale force winds will blow this afternoon, Thursday, 12 October and through the night, bringing more rain from the South.

Brace yourselves Durbanites.

Noon

Temprature: 22°C

Wind: 22kt SW

Gusts: 36kt SW

3pm

Temperature: 21°C

Wind 23kt SW

Gusts 36kt SW

6pm

Temperature: 20°C

Wind: 21kt SW

gusts: 38kt SW

9pm

Temperature: 17°C

Wind: 17 SW

Gusts: 34kt  SW

Precipiatation: 67%

Rainfall: 5mm

 

EThekwini Municipality’s Emergency Control and Disaster Management Unit warns residents of gale force winds expected to hit Durban this evening and tomorrow.

Wind volumes this afternoon are predicted at 40km/h and are expected to reach up to 70km/h overnight into tomorrow morning. This could result in damage to structures, cause trees to fall and result in traffic congestion where these impact on roadways. Wave heights are predicted to rise to between 3-4 meters and this could present a threat to bathers and surfers.

Residents, particularly those in the informal settlements, are requested to attempt to secure roof sheeting as heavy winds could cause damage to them. Tacking the roof with extra nails or adding some weight to the sheeting might assist to hold it in place.

All residents are advised to be cautious during this period and stay indoors for safety purposes.

The Emergency Control and Disaster Management Unit is monitoring the situation. All emergency calls should be logged to 031 361 0000.

– Supplied by Ethekwini Municipality 

 

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