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Gauteng storm warning

Gauteng storm warning

GAUTENG - The South Africa Weather service has issued a storm warning in the province for this afternoon, Thursday 8 November.
08 November 2012

State metrologists, based in pretoria, said unusual weather was expected over Midrand, Kyalami, Randburg and Sandton CBD.

Two weeks ago, a huge electrical storm hit Johannesburg, leaving devastation in its path. Hail stones the size of golf balls were reported throughout the city. Windows were smashed and vehicles looked as if they had been riddled with bullets after the storm.

Residents are advised to park under cover to prevent vehicle damage, plan their routes, and drive with caution.

Allan Hill commented on twitter; "Take it very easy if you are in JHB, apparently a huge storm with very heavy rain an hail approaching from the south."

Juac Mostert, who may have been affected by the first major storm of the season in Johannesburg, tweeted; "Everyone in JHB, there's a massive hail storm heading over from Boksburg [east] side. Hide your kids, hide your wives, and park your cars under cover!"