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Pictures: Fierce hail storm lashes Johannesburg

Areas in Johannesburg were this afternoon laced by a hail storm that pelted cars, and reportedly damaged a mall in Krugersdorp.

The South African Weather Service issued a warning around 3pm, suggesting that a storm is moving across Randfontein and Krugersdorp bringing with it “damaging winds, large hail and heavy downpours”.

Images of the storm began hitting social media channels — including Twitter and Facebook — around 3.30pm

Many of the images showcased the size of the hail stones.

Take cover! #hael #haelstorm #krugersdorp #ewnweather #enormous #golfballs

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#Hailstones the size of golf balls coming down in #Roodepoort

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Videos on Twitter also captured the lashing rain.

Said rain resulted in localised flooding across Gauteng.

The roof of the Cradlestone Mall in Krugersdorp was also reportedly damaged during the storm.

This is a developing story…

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