SA Weather Service issues another hailstorm warning for Gauteng
Severe storms have already hit the province this week, causing damage to a number of households.
Gauteng Today 's Weather overview: 18.11.2015 pic.twitter.com/tWhEVXvcHB
- SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) November 18, 2015
Severe storms and strong winds have hit the province this week, causing damage to a number of households, especially in Ekurhulen i.
- Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) November 16, 2015
- Aki Anastasiou (@AkiAnastasiou) November 16, 2015
This are pictures of a hailstorm in brakpan pic.twitter.com/dtWplC3gdI
- Noko Masemola (@MrCricket_Noko) November 16, 2015
The Weather Service says rainfall is expected to intensify.
Forecaster Bransby Bulo says, "There are active storms in the north, in areas like Warmbaths, the western parts of Limpopo and the eastern parts of the North West province. So, those storms could move into Gauteng and the eastern parts later this afternoon."
On Tuesday, Johannesburg Emergency Services issued a warning for further hailstorms in the city this week and urged young children to stay away from areas prone to flooding.
It says the powerful hailstorm that swept across the city and its surroundings has led to a fatal car crash, severe damage to homes, vehicles and mass evacuations.
Meanwhile, with more severe storms expected in Gauteng this week, Ekurhuleni mayor Mondli Gungubele says the latest information shows at least 5,000 homes have been damaged since Monday.
Gungubele says officials have been deployed to Ekurhuleni, to assist affected families.
"Our teams are on the ground, prioritising those houses that have damaged roofs so that people are able to sleep in an environment that is protected, in terms of climate."
To view a gallery on the impact of the hail storm, click here.