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08 Jan 2019 | 08:04 PM UTC

South Africa: Heavy rainfall forecast in Gauteng province January 8

South Africa News Alert

Heavy rainfall forecast in Gauteng province January 8; flooding and transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/8/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/9/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION Gauteng, South Africa


Heavy rainfall is forecast throughout Gauteng province on the evening (local time) of Tuesday, January 8. Localized flooding and associated transportation disruptions are to be expected in affected areas, including flight delays and cancelations at O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB).  


Individuals present in Gauteng province are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation disruptions, confirm flight reservations before departing for the airport, and avoid flood-prone areas. Remember that driving or walking through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.


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