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09 December 2011

More rain expected

Wet weather can be expected in the east of the country and would probably persist until Sunday at least, the SA Weather Services said on Friday morning.

"There is a good chance of rainfall in Gauteng and eastern parts of the North West, and similar patterns are forecast for KwaZulu-Natal, eastern Free State, Mpumalanga and Limpopo," senior forecaster Puseletso Mofokeng said.

Heavy downpours were expected for Gauteng on Friday, with a brief respite around noon.

There would be a reprieve from the sodden conditions on Sunday in the central and eastern provinces, when only isolated showers were expected.

The rain was caused by a cut-off low system in the south of the country being met with a high pressure system in the east, which brought moisture from the Indian Ocean -- resulting in clouds and precipitation.

- Times Live