Friday: cold gloomy and stormy


Not only does a cold front hit Cape Town on Friday but there is also a severe weather warning for Gauteng

The South African Weather Service has issued a yellow warning for thunderstorms in parts of Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga.


Thunderstorms have been predicted for most parts of Gauteng, with residents warned of possible flooding.

Johannesburg will start off cold with a minimum temperature of 12 °C, which is expected to rise to 20°C. Pretoria’s maximum is forecast at 22°C and Vereeniging will see a high of 21°C.


Authorities have warned residents and travellers to prepare for severe weather conditions in the province.

Maximum temperatures for Cape Town, Beaufort West, Worcester and George are hovering around the teens, while temperatures in Vredendal are expected to peak at 20°C


The service says Zululand, uMkhanyakude, Amajuba and King Cetshwayo districts are expected to be hit with lightning strikes, hail and strong winds coupled with heavy rains. 

"Yellow warning for thunderstorms with possible impacts including flooding of low lying bridges and settlements as well as damage to infrastructure due to possible strong winds and hail and injuries to people and livestock due to lightning over northern KZN from this afternoon," SAWS said. 

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs spokesperson Senzelwe Mzila says all disaster management teams on standby.

"KZN MEC for Cogta, Sipho Hlomuka has urged residents in the affected Districts to take the necessary safety steps when the anticipated changes in the weather conditions take place." 



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