Warning for severe thunderstorms issued in Gauteng

Forecasters say there’s a 60% chance of rain every day this week, until Saturday.

FILE: Flooding in parts of Johannesburg. Picture: iWitness.

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Weather Service has issued a warning for severe thunderstorms in Gauteng later today as wet weather conditions persist.

Forecasters say there’s a 60 percent chance of rain every day this week, until Saturday.

Early this month, at least seven people were killed and hundreds more displaced in flash floods following heavy rain.

Earlier this week, the body of a toddler was found near the Jukskei River.

Forensic pathologists are still trying to confirm whether or not it’s the body of three year old Everite Chauke, who was swept away in Alexandra.

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Forecaster Puseletso Mofokeng says, “It will still be generally cloudy across the province and warm during day time but there’s also a 60% chance of rain with the risk of severe thunderstorms. But we’ll give specifics once the storms are developing.”

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)