One farmer said the wind was making noises he had never heard before.
The Mother City has experienced strong winds since Friday.
The heatwave, along with persistently high temperatures, over the central and northern interior of the Northern Cape was expected to last until Saturday.
Sixteen people had to be transported to various hospitals last night after a hailstorm hit Bloemfontein.
SAWS has warned of possible hazards including heavy downpours leading to localised flooding, strong, damaging winds, and hail.
The tornado that hit Panbult, between Ermelo and Piet Retief, was categorised as an EF3 tornado.

Thundershowers predicted for drought-stricken Graaff-Reinet

SAWS has issued an advisory for the possibility of localised flooding, as the threat of day zero looms for the area.

Mpumalanga storm was a tornado, weather service confirms

The houses of seven families were destroyed, as well as approximately 200ha of pine forest.

Severe thunderstorms, hail expected in Gauteng today

The Northern Cape will also experience heavy rainfall on Monday.

WATCH: Tornado hits Mpumalanga town

Damage is believed to be minimal due to the tornado taking place in a remote area. 

SA Weather warns of severe thunderstorms over large parts of the country

Storms are expected to hit Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North West, and the Free State on Saturday.

Severe thunderstorms, hail forecast for Gauteng, North West

Severe thunderstorms are also said to hit Mpumalanga on Friday.

Dam levels rise, but water scarcity remains worrisome

Dam levels rise, but water scarcity remains worrisome

Crucial to water availability in Gauteng is expected rain in Limpopo, North West and Mpumalanga, whose rivers provide inflows for the province’s water system.

Severe storm warnings issued for Mpumalanga and North West

Severe thunderstorms and large amounts of small hail are expected in Mpumalanga and the North West on Tuesday afternoon. 

Mix of weather to persist into the new year

Forecaster Wayne Venter says the service is predicting light rain along the south coast of the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape today with cool temperatures.

Severe thunderstorms, hail forecast for North West, Free State and Gauteng

Meanwhile, the central and eastern parts of the Northern Cape have been warned of veld fire conditions, due to hot and dry conditions.

NSRI issues warning for rough seas in Wilderness

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the South African Weather Service also warned of rough sea conditions.

Stormy weather ahead for Gauteng

Isolated thunderstorms are expected to continue today in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, the western and southern parts of Limpopo and some parts of KwaZulu-Natal.

Severe thunderstorms, flooding, hail expected in Gauteng today

A watch for severe thunderstorms has also been issued between Lydenburg and Sabie in Mpumalanga.

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