Video: Hailstorm wreaks havoc in Gauteng, severe storm warning issued

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a Level 2 weather warning in Gauteng and Mpumalanga as hailstorms batter the provinces. A watch for severe thunderstorms has been issued over the northwestern parts of Mpumalanga. Hail, heavy downpours, and strong winds are expected in the province on Friday. Severe thunderstorms are also expected to […]

Disaster as cars swept away and houses flooded in Limpopo – Video

A woman drowned after her car was swept away by an overflowing stream at Tshedza village outside Thohoyandou in Limpopo on Monday. According to the SABC, the deceased, Jane Ramalisa, was crossing a low-lying bridge. A woman has drowned when her car was swept by an overflowing stream at Tshedza village outside Thohoyandou in Limpopo. […]

Weather Service warns heavy rains to continue in Gauteng until Monday

Heavy downpours are expected to continue in Gauteng this week, with the South African Weather Service (SAWS) warning the rains could last until Monday. SAWS issued a Yellow level 2 warning for disruptive rain on Wednesday that could lead to localized flooding in low-lying areas. This comes as flooding from heavy rains caused extensive damage […]

SAWS issues weather warnings for Gauteng and Limpopo

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a Level 2 warning for disruptive rainfall in Gauteng, while a Level 6 warning was issued for Limpopo on Monday. “Flooding of formal and informal settlements and roads is expected due to heavy rainfall. Low-lying areas roads and bridges will be flooded and can be damaged due […]

7 dead and child missing after floods sweep car into Free State river

The bodies of six children and their driver have been retrieved after the car they were travelling in was swept into the river on a farm in the Free State on Sunday. According to Brigadier Motantsi Makhele, police in Steynsrus received a complaint about a white Honda Ballade that had been swept away into the […]

North West motorists urged to avoid N18 in Taung due to flooding

Motorists have been warned to avoid the N18 between Vryburg and Taung as the road had collapsed due to heavy rainfall in the North West province. The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has warned of disruptive rainfall in the province as the effects of Eloise are still felt across the country. According to the SAWS, […]

2 die after being struck by lightning in Gauteng

A man, believed to be in his 30s, was struck and killed by lightning on a farm in Elandsfontein, Alberton, on Monday. According to ER24, paramedics arrived on the scene just before 5pm to find the man lying motionless in the field, surrounded by a number of his colleagues. “Medics assessed the man and found […]

SAWS – Thunderstorms expected in Gauteng, intense cold front to hit Cape provinces

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has alerted residents of Gauteng that the province is set to experience severe thunderstorms late on Wednesday afternoon and overnight. SAWS also confirmed that the Western Highveld of Mpumalanga and Western Bushveld of Limpopo will also be hit by thunderstorms. The weather service further said possible impacts as a […]

Flood warnings issued for Gauteng & Mpumalanga

Heavy rains are expected to continue on Saturday, with conditions clearing by Sunday, according to SAWS. The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has warned of possible flooding, especially around Centurion, on Saturday, repots Centurion Rekord. Gauteng Today ‘s Weather overview: 4.4.2020 — SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) April 4, 2020 Forecaster Celeste Fourie said […]

Flood-hit Gauteng warned to brace for more rain on Monday

The SAWS said temperatures were expected to rise in both the Western Cape and Gauteng this week. The South African Weather Service (SAWS) said Gauteng residents should brace for more rainy weather on Monday afternoon, but the clouds should clear over the next few days. The province and other parts of the country were lashed […]