WATCH: Another tornado hits Joburg in peak traffic

2016-07-26 16:46
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Cape Town - A small tornado has been seen on the R21 north-east of OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, Gauteng.

According to social media, Phumulani Mall and a clinic in Thembisa has been damaged by the gale force winds and accompanying hail. 

Motorists in peak traffic have been sharing images of the twister to social media, reporting of the severe hail in the area. 

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News of the Joburg tornado comes just 25 hours after footage of a tornado in Magaliesburg was recorded by Gauteng local Mario Ferreira.

SEE: WATCH: More snow, rain and a tornado hit SA in extreme weather shock

Extreme weather has been wreaking havoc in SA since Monday, 25 July, and the SA Weather Service warns that the floods and snow is expected to continue until Thursday.

Earlier on Tuesday morning Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport confirmed that "a few flights were delayed due to bad weather conditions", but that 90% of schedules have been restored back to normal.  According to Airports Company South Africa (Acsa), aircraft engineers had to pause their services for 15 minutes due to lightning activity.  By Tuesday afternoon the airport confirmed operations had return to 90% capacity. 

SEE: OR Tambo hit by thunderstorm delays

An alert has been issued for severe thunderstorms with strong winds, heavy rains and possible large hail storms, which can be expected over the central parts of the Free State, Gauteng as well as the central and eastern parts of the North West province.  

The South African Weather Service also says disruptive snowfalls are expected over the south-western and western high grounds of KwaZulu-Natal, the northern high ground of Eastern Cape and the eastern and southern parts of the Free State.

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