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Severe thunderstorms and hail expected in parts of SA on Friday. Images: Stock/Canva.

Hail and severe thunderstorms expected in parts of SA on Monday

Severe thunderstorms with possible strong damaging winds and hail are expected in most provinces on Mnoday, 11 December.

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Severe thunderstorms and hail expected in parts of SA on Friday. Images: Stock/Canva.

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a yellow level 2 warning for severe thunderstorms with possible large amounts of small hail and heavy downpours in five provinces.

The warning is for Monday, 11 December.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED IN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY

The weather service said the weather phenomenons may lead to localised flooding of susceptible roads, low-lying areas and bridges and minor vehicle accidents as well as localised damage to informal houses are expected over Gauteng, the Highveld and escarpment of Mpumalanga, south-western parts of Limpopo, as well as eastern parts of the North West and north-eastern parts of the Free State.

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Another yellow level 2 warning for disruptive rain leading of localised flooding of susceptible roads, low-lying areas and bridges over the eastern parts of Limpopo and the Lowveld of Mpumalanga as well as north-eastern parts of KwaZulu-Natal.

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Flooding caused by heavy rains. Images: WorldInsights.

WEATHER OUTLOOK

The weather service said on Sunday, 10 December, weather conditions will deteriorate significantly as the cut-off low manifests itself over the northern parts of the Northern Cape, introducing marked instability into the atmosphere, driving widespread showers and thundershowers.

“As tropical air begins to stream southward over Botswana and South Africa, conditions will become progressively cloudy to overcast. During the day, rain will set in over numerous provinces, including North West, the Free State, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, and to a lesser extent, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).”

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