Giyani and Ba-Phalaborwa are on high alert ahead of arrival of Tropical Cyclone Filipo


By Staff Reporter

TZANEEN-The South African Weather Service issued a warning of the anticipated Tropical Cyclone named ‘Filipo’

Places presumably to be affected include among others:  Greater Giyani and Ba-Phalaborwa Municipalities, Bushbuckridge and Nkomazi.

The storm has prompted a red alert from Mozambique’s National Institute of Meteorology, urging residents to take cautionary measures.

The South African Lowveld region is expected to experience substantial rainfall, particularly in southern Mozambique

According to the service, a weak tropical low-pressure system is positioned in the Mozambique channel, between Madagascar and Mozambique.

However, in Gauteng, citizens are advised to prepare for high temperatures, which are anticipated to improve later in the week.

Tropical lows usually have lower wind speeds than tropical cyclones but can bring severe thunderstorms, wind and heavy rain.

Notwithstanding the prevailing hot spell, the focus shifts to the impacts of a potential storm in specific regions.

The weather services said it will continue monitoring developments and issue updates where necessary

The Disaster Management Unit together with the Mopani District Disaster Centre will be monitoring the situation and advice accordingly.

Therefore, should the above-mentioned weather result in an emergency which needs urgent attention please call Mopani District Call Centre at 155 306 7000, Rabothata Michael at 072 657 7663 and Ntloana MB at 083 709 4440.

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