The tropical  depression associated with the recent cyclone that affected southern Africa has continued its westward progression and is currently located near the border of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe

According to the South African Weather Service, the system has caused widespread rain showers over eastern Mpumalanga and Limpopo. The heaviest rains from Thursday were recorded in Mpumalanga, where Graskop recorded 166mm, 96mm at Bourke’s Luck, 61mm at Kruger Mpumalanga Airport and 49mm at the Barberton prison.

Rain showers are still persisting over the Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces and are expected to become heavier in places during the course of the day. Thus, the warnings over the two provinces remain in force for the rest of today into tomorrow.

On Saturday, scattered showers are expected over northern parts of Mpumalanga as well as Limpopo and heavy rains are expected to shift to Botswana. For the remainder of the country, isolated thunderstorms are expected over the central parts but will be scattered over southern Free State and Northern Cape as well as most of the Eastern Cape.

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