Severe thunderstorms, gusting winds, hail and heavy rainfall have hit KZN today. The South African Weather Service issued a warning of gale force winds between 70 and 90km per hour between Durban and Mozambique in the next 24 hours.
Flights have not been affected so far and no major delays have been experienced yet, according to spokesperson for King Shaka International Airport Collin Naidoo.
However, Naidoo warned travellers to check online with airlines to check the status of their flights today and tomorrow. Said Naidoo: “We are also encouraging travellers to make their way to the airport early as the roads to the airport might be affected by the storm.”
Meanwhile, the eThekwini Municipality has urged all residents in KZN to stay indoors until the storm passes. Residents are also cautioned against driving or walking anywhere for the duration of the storm.
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