WARNING: Severe thunderstorms and disruptive rain expected NOW

WARNING: Severe thunderstorms and disruptive rain expected NOW Photos: Stock/Canva

WARNING: Severe thunderstorms and disruptive rain expected NOW

The SA Weather Services issues several WARNINGS for severe thunderstorms and disruptive rain NOW in these parts of SA.

WARNING: Severe thunderstorms and disruptive rain expected NOW

WARNING: Severe thunderstorms and disruptive rain expected NOW Photos: Stock/Canva

Several WARNINGS have been issued for severe thunderstorms and disruptive rain in NOW in these parts of South Africa. 

WARNING: SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AND DISRUPTIVE RAIN EXPECTED NOW

The SA Weather Services (SAWS) issued a yellow high-level 4 warning for severe thunderstorms.

The warning is in place until midnight on Saturday. 

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“Drive safely and reduce speed were necessary. In case of strong wind, stay away from loose debris. Do not seek shelter under trees or tall objects during storms.” 

THE FOLLOWING PARTS OF SA WILL BE AFFECTED

The following parts of South Africa will be affected by the yellow high-level 4 warning for severe thunderstorms: 

  • Kagisano/Molopo / Tosca
  • Joe Morolong / Hotazel
  • Tsantsabane / Postmasburg
  • Gamagara / Kathu
  • Greater Taung / Taung
  • Lekwa-Teemane / Bloemhof
  • Mamusa / Schweizer-Reneke
  • Siyancuma / Griquastad
  • Tsantsabane / Postmasburg
  • Tokologo / Tokologo/Dealesville
  • Siyathemba / Prieska
  • Renosterberg / Petrusville
  • Kopanong / Fauresmith
  • Emthanjeni / De Aar
  • Umsobomvu / Noupoort

It warned that flooding roads, settlements, and low-lying areas, resulting in the closure of some bridges and roads, is possible in these weather conditions. 

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A YELLOW LEVEL 4 WARNING FOR DISRUPTIVE RAIN IS ALSO IN PLACE

Meanwhile, the SAWS also issued a yellow level 4 warning for disruptive rain is expected over the Western Cape and Namaqua. 

  • Oudtshoorn
  • George
  • Cape Agulhas
  • Hessequa / Riversdale
  • Theewaterskloof / Grabouw

“Essential services such as water and electricity may also be affected. Mudslides and rock falls may also occur in susceptible areas. Some communities could be temporarily inaccessible. Danger to life due to fast-flowing streams.” 

SAWS

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HEAVY DOWNPOURS AND FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE

According to the SAWS, heavy downpours and flash flooding may result in difficult driving conditions, especially over dirt roads.

It furthermore issued a level 2 warning for severe thunderstorms:

  • Hantam / Calvinia
  • Karoo Hoogland / Sutherland
  • Cederberg / Clanwilliam
  • Bergrivier / Redelinghuys
  • Prince Albert
  • Beaufort West
  • Laingsburg

“If possible stay indoors away from metal objects. Do not seek shelter under trees or tall objects. Do not go fishing or play golf, as both the golf clubs and fishing rods are good conductors of electricity. Be aware that any combination of hail, strong winds and/or heavy downpours can accompany the storms.”

SAWS

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