SAWS: ‘severe thunderstorm’ warning for Johannesburg on Friday afternoon

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The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued severe weather warnings for parts of South Africa, including the Western Cape and Gauteng.

At around 11am on Friday, SAWS warned those living on the coastline along Cape Town to brace for gale force winds of up to 65km/h. The warning’s in effect until 11am on Saturday.

However, more recently, the service alerted residents of Gauteng of potential localised flooding brought by severe thunderstorms “over the Emfuleni, Midvvaal and City of Johannesburg municipalities with heavy downpours”.

The warning is in effect until 3pm on Friday.

Flood warnings are also in effect for “places over and along the Wild Coast between Kei Mouth and Port Edward,” SAWS alerted in an earlier update.

Follow the South African Weather Service

Weather is fickle and subject to change, so we’d recommend following SAWS on its official Twitter account for updates.

And be sure to bookmark its warnings portal too, where it regularly updates the advisories and more serious information on the daily.

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Andy Walker, former editor


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