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25 November 2011

Wet summer ahead in Kwazulu Natal

We are likely to experience an increase in summer rainfall as the weather phenomenon La Nina takes grip of Kwazulu Natal.

The South African Weather Office says La Nina - which will set in over the coming months - causes above average rainfall during the season.

It says the phenomenon, which is caused by lower than usual sea temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, is not unusual for the Eastern half of South Africa.

Forecaster Jan Vermeulen says the province will experience its usual summer thunderstorms, in addition to prolonged spells of rain lasting several days at a time.

"What we do expect from it is that there's going to be an enhanced probability of above normal rainfall during the season from January to March," he said.

- East Coast Radio