Twitter reacts: Flooding and hail in Joburg storm

2017-10-09 16:38 - Gabi Zietsman
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Cape Town - On Monday Joburg is battling a powerful storm that's flooded roads and pelted residents with hail.

SAWS issued a watch on Sunday for severe thunderstorms expected in places over the eastern parts of North West and Free State, northern and central parts of KwaZulu-Natal and in places in Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga.

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This afternoon the SAWS observed a severe thunderstorm over Magaliesberg moving over Randfontein and Krugersdorp area, with damaging winds, large hail and heavy downpours. The storm was heading towards Soweto and Johannesburg CBD areas. 

SAWS also issued a warning for road flooding in Johannesburg, Sandton and surrounding areas due to the storm's heavy rainfall.

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According to SAWS, an intense cut-off low system is expected to affect the eastern parts of the Western Cape, south-eastern Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal on Monday, but only the Eastern Cape and KZN on Tuesday, 10 October.

On Twitter South Africans shared their worries about the weather, some using humour to help with the stress caused by the storm.