Tshwane residents warned of heavy rain

The South African Weather Service has issued a warning for thunderstorms in Gauteng this weekend.

FILE: The South African Weather Service has issued a warning for thunderstorms in Gauteng this weekend. Picture: via Twitter @sinful_allure

JOHANNESBURG - Tshwane Emergency Services has urged residents to keep safe and steer away from low-lying bridges amid warnings of strong rains and possible hailstorms.

The weather service has issued a warning for thunderstorms in the province this weekend.

Emergency services spokesperson Johan Pieterse, says there's also a possibility of flash floods in some areas.

"If you're in a high risk area please try and move out as soon as possible."

On the coast, the National Sea Rescue Institute has issued warnings of rough sea conditions.

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