The South African Weather Service has issued an alert for severe thunderstorms in Gauteng over the weekend starting from Friday afternoon.
⚠️ALERT: The SA Weather Service has issued a watch for the POSSIBILITY OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS in Gauteng from Friday afternoon
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— Gauteng Weather (@tWeatherSA) December 27, 2018
On Thursday night the eThekwini Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal issued a statement of warning of a severe storm with the possibility of localised flooding.
The city’s Disaster Management team was placed on high alert as the heavy rains were expected from Thursday until the early hours of Friday morning.
People living in low lying areas – especially in informal settlements – were urged to take extra precautions.
Advice to Remember on Safe Driving in Bad Weather! https://t.co/GAqBfGxHmv #ArriveAlive @ReenvalSA @peoples_weather @SAWeatherServic pic.twitter.com/7P9QT60rRf
— Arrive Alive (@_ArriveAlive) December 27, 2018