UPDATED: Storm could bring rain to Lowveld

Mozambican authorities are already on high alert. Tropical storm Eloise is set to intensify and could develop into a cyclone. Weather experts are warning South Africans to brace themselves for heavy rains over the next few days. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Tropical storm Eloise is set to intensify and could develop into a cyclone. 

Weather experts say South Africa may experience heavy rains over the next few days.  

Mozambican authorities are already on high alert.

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Professor of Climatology at the Global Change Institute, Francois Engelbrecht, said severe winds and flooding could be possible.

"Right now for South Africa, if the storm is going to follow this track into Southern Mozambique and then towards our eastern escarpment in the North East, some parts of our Limpopo province and then southwards along the escarpment in Mpumalanga all the way to Swaziland, these areas [are] getting 100mm of rainfall on Sunday and Monday."

Engelbrecht said modelling predicts up to 200mm of rain in certain areas, indicating a high chance of flooding.

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eNCA

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