The South African Weather Service has issued a watch for severe thunderstorms with possible heavy downpours over the City of Tshwane, City of Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Lesedi municipalities on Thursday from 2pm.
Watch:10/10/2019 14h00 TO:10/10/2019 21h00 Severe Thunderstorms- with possible heavy downpours are expected over the City of Tshwane, City of Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Lesedi Municipalities..SAWS
— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) October 9, 2019
⚠️ ALERT: CONDITIONS REMAIN VERY FAVOURABLE for FIRST REAL STORMS OF THE NEW SEASON in GAUTENG ON THURSDAY!!!
• RAIN INTENSITY REVISED DOWN TO MODERATE, from heavy
•UP TO 30MM EXPECTED, from previous 60mm
•RAIN PROBABILITY DOWN to 70%, from previous figure of 80%
— Gauteng Weather (@tWeatherSA) October 8, 2019
Gale force winds were also expected between Margate and Maputo from tonight.
“Severe thunderstorms are expected over the northeastern parts of KZN from this evening extending into tomorrow morning with possible heavy downpours and strong damaging winds,” said the SAWS.