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The South African Weather Service has issued a severe weather watch for eastern parts of the Free State, and the northeastern and eastern parts of South Africa, including the provinces of Limpopo, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal.

According to the notice, Sunday, 25 February will be characterised by severe thunderstorms from in the morning in several areas of the Free State, including Bohlokong, Ficksburg, Ladybrand and Wepener.

In Limpopo, the South African Weather Service expects severe thunderstorms “in places over Lephalele, Mogalakwena, Modimolle, Bela-bela, Eprahim Mogale and Ellias Motsoaledi Local Municipalities from late afternoon today.” And flooding because of heavy rains may happen in “Vhembe, Mopani, Capricorn and Sekhukhune District Municipalities from Sunday afternoon into Monday.”

In Mpumalanga, severe thunderstorms are expected in the eastern half of the province, and several areas are also on flood watch because of heavy rains in “places over Nkangala, Ehlazeni and Gert Sibande District Municipalities of Mpumalanga from Sunday afternoon into Monday.”

KwaZulu-Natal is also expected to drenched in heavy rain on Sunday, especially the following regions: Umzinyathi, eastern Umgungundlovu, eastern Harry Gwala, Ugu, Ethekwini, Ilembe, King Cetshwayo, Zululand and Umkhanyakude today. Flooding is also expected in regions of Mandeni, King Cetshwayo, Eastern Zululand, uMkhanyakude in the afternoon.

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