IRINA: Heavy Rainfall, Gale force,Very rough seas


UPDATE Saturday 03 03 12:

Although the system has failed to intensify as was expected, resulting in more erratic forecasts from the various models, heavy rainfall, gale force wind and very rough seas are predicted.

Keep a watch on the weather forecast websites  and here if you are in KZN this weekend.

Original forecast From the SA Weather Service web site:

Current warning:
Updated: 02/03/2012 16:50:27
Warning: Take action
Subject: Extremely uncomfortable and Heavy Rainfall, Gale force,Very rough seas
Detail: Valid for 03-03-2012: WARNINGS: ——— 1. Heavy rainfall (> 50mm in 24 hours) is expected Saturday night over northern-KwaZulu- Natal. 2. Very rough seas with wave heights in excess of 4m is expected between Richards bay and Maputo. WATCHES: ——– 1.Heavy rainfall (> 50MM IN 24 HOURS) is expected on Sunday persisting till Tuesday over northwestern and northern-KwaZulu-Natal,.Possible flooding in places. 2.Gale force winds, south easterly to southerly (35kt/65km/h) are expected between Richards Bay and Maputo on Saturday evening.


4 Responses to “IRINA: Heavy Rainfall, Gale force,Very rough seas”

  1. Tim Stn 5
    02. Mar, 2012 at 18:59 #

    Heres hoping our neighbours at Stn 19 Richards Bay have an incident free weekend. Looks like it’s going to be a rough weekend.

  2. Michele Batstone
    04. Mar, 2012 at 09:25 #

    My very first thought whenever I watch warnings of bad weather is of the safety of the ‘NSRI volunteers’

  3. Jacques Kruger Station 19
    05. Mar, 2012 at 16:40 #

    Luckily no calls so far… took the boats to sea yesterday (Sunday) and had good training out there amongst the huge rollers, seems today is the last of the bad weather and looks to be easing up… but what alot of water!

    • Michael Saunders
      06. Mar, 2012 at 22:54 #

      LOL, trust us (NSRI CREW)to look at IRINA and treat her as a training exercise, you have to love that spirit and dedication to the task, well done guys and safe passage.

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