Gauteng residents told to brace for possible hailstorms

Residents in parts of the province can expect hail this afternoon, the SA Weather Service said.

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JOHANNESBURG - The South African Weather Service says residents in parts of Gauteng should expect hail this afternoon.

Forecasters say thunderstorms have already started in southern and central parts of the province.

Rainfall is expected to spread to Pretoria and other northern parts later this evening.

Forecaster Wayne Venter said, "We just have to remind everyone that the storm can cause hail to fall at any time. Severe thunder storms can cause large hail and damaging hail and at this stage we're just seeing some thunder storms at the moment."