Gauteng weather Warning: More SEVERE thunderstorms, with hail, strong winds and excessive lighting, expected

Warning: More severe thunderstorms, with hail, strong winds and excessive lightning is expected. Photo: Stock/Canva

Weather: Yet another thunderstorm warning issued for the Eastern Cape

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) said another bout of thunderstorms is expected to hit the Eastern Cape from Tuesday onwards.

Gauteng weather Warning: More SEVERE thunderstorms, with hail, strong winds and excessive lighting, expected

Warning: More severe thunderstorms, with hail, strong winds and excessive lightning is expected. Photo: Stock/Canva

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) issued a Yellow Level 2 warning for thunderstorms in the Eastern Cape. The forecaster said the inclement weather was the result of a cut-off low and a surface trough.

THUNDEROUS WEATHER IN EASTERN CAPE

The weather service said the surface trough and cut-off low is expected to form over the west of the country and bring good chances of rain and thunderstorms across the Eastern Cape.

“There are better chances over the interior, where these storms may become severe and result in minor impacts due to heavy downpours, strong damaging winds and excessive lightning,” said SAWS.

The affected district municipalities include Sarah Baartman, Amathole, parts of Chris Hani and Joe Gqabi, Tambo and Alfred Nzo.

The potential impacts include:

  • Localised flooding of susceptible roads, low-lying areas and bridges.
  • Minor vehicle accidents.
  • Localised damage to infrastructure, settlements (mostly informal), property, vehicles and livestock.

The thunderstorm warning is valid from 13:00 on Tuesday, 1 March until 23:59.

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