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More Rain Heading to Gauteng

The South African Weather Service on Wednesday said that more rain can be expected in Gauteng this week. Warnings of severe Thunderstorms across several provinces have also been issued by the SAWS.

It also forecasts cooler conditions going into the weekend, which will be a major relief after 34-degree highs in Pretoria the past few days.

“The conditions are worsening; you are looking at cloudy conditions over Gauteng and the temperature are going to go to the category of being cool. We are giving a yellow level 2 of severe thunderstorms with hail and strong damaging winds expected over the north eastern parts of the Northern Cape as well as the western half of the Free State and the North West Province” said Forecaster Lulama Pheme.

Thunderstorms with possible Floods for Gauteng

The South African Weather Service said that Gauteng could expect scattered Thundershowers today with the possibility of flooding in some areas.  SAWS predicted a 60% chance of heavy rain and severe thunderstorms in the province, which is likely to continue into Thursday.  A heavy thunderstorm cause disruptions in Gauteng on Saturday, damaging property, uprooting trees and flooding in many municipalities.  The Klipriver which run from Soweto to Three Rivers burst its banks on Monday.

 

In Pretoria bridges were flooded and emergency services rushed to several scenes to rescue motorists out of the rising waters.

Forecaster Lehlohonolo Thobela said: “Imagine having a lot of heavy downfalls in a short space of time that results in a large amount of water that doesn’t go into the drain but results in flooding. With regard to the storms that are coming, you can look out for wet roads and possible flooding.”

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