Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Storm lashes South Coast, Durban

The Durban Weather office says the storm that hit the South Coast and Durban in the early hours of this morning is making its way towards the North Coast.

It's expected to strike areas around Richards Bay at around mid-morning today.

South westerly gale-force winds, with speeds of between 60 and 80km/h, were recorded over parts of the province last night and in the early hours of this morning.

Forecasters say 25-millimetres of rain fell in Durban overnight. They expect the same downpour in areas in the north this morning.

There is a warning of rough sea conditions in Durban, with waves in excess of five metres.

Traffic officials meanwhile say trees have fallen onto roads in the Gillitts and Tongaat areas.

Meanwhile, two school pupils died after being struck by lightning in Ndwedwe, north of Durban, on Monday night.

- East Coast Radio News

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