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Heavy rainfall recorded in Limpopo, Mpumalanga

The South African Weather Service has recorded good rainfall figures after heavy rains in Limpopo and Mpumalanga overnight.

Laila Majiet

Heavy rain fell over the central and eastern parts of Limpopo, as well as the eastern parts of Mpumalanga after ex-cyclone Dineo made landfall in Mozambique on Wednesday evening.


The cyclone was downgraded to a tropical storm and is sitting on the southern parts of Zimbabwe that is still drawing in quite a bit of moisture.


"We have received some rainfall figures up until 8.00am this morning and it clearly shows that heavy rainfall had occurred in some places, especially over the escarpment area of Mpumalanga," says forecaster Wayne Venter.


Graskop received 166mm of rainfall and the Blyde River Canyon received 96.5mm of rainfall.


In Limpopo, Punda Maria received 45mm and Makhado 47mm of rainfall.

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Venter says there is still a good chance of showers in Limpopo and Mpumalanga today.


Venter says this will continue until this evening.


"For Gauteng we just expect windy conditions and some party cloudy to cloudy conditions today and we have a small possibility of some showers later this afternoon," says Venter.


Venter says the ex-cyclone system will die down quite significantly when it moves into the eastern parts of Botswana later today when it will be downgraded to a low pressure system.

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