The South African Weather Service (Saws) has issued a weather warning for severe thunderstorms forecast over the western interior of KwaZulu-Natal moving eastwards.
These storms are expected to be associated with strong winds, hail and heavy downpours on Monday afternoon.
The weather service said the strong winds and hail may lead to damages to infrastructure and vehicles. Heavy downpours may lead to localised flooding in low-lying areas as well as formal and informal settlements, it may cause difficult driving conditions for motorists and even loss of agricultural production and livestock due to lightning.
The public is urged to seek shelter immediately if you are outdoors but not under tree, telephone lines or power lines.
The areas which are expected to be affected are Alfred Duma – Indaka, Alfred Duma – Ladysmith, Dannhauser, Dr N. Dlamini-Zuma – Underberg, eMadlangeni, Endumeni, Greater Kokstad, Impendle, Ingwe, Inkosi Langalibalele – Escourt, Inkosi Langalibalele – Sobabili, Mpofana – Giants Castle, Mpofana – Mooi River, Msinga, Newcastle, Okhahlamba, Richmond, The Msunduzi, Ubuhlebezwe, uMngeni, uMshwathi, Umvoti, Umzimkhulu.