SA Weather Service issues flood warning for several parts of Gauteng

Areas that were expected to experience heavy downpours on Wednesday included Johannesburg, Pretoria, Vereeniging and Carletonville.

FILE: The railway bridge along Joe Slovo Drive & Siemert Street in Johannesburg is flooded after heavy rain. Picture: @JoburgMPD/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a flood warning for several parts of Gauteng.

It said that there was a yellow level 2 warning for disruptive showers on Wednesday afternoon.

Areas that were expected to experience heavy downpours included Johannesburg, Pretoria, Vereeniging and Carletonville.

Forecaster Edward Engelbrecht: "We're already seeing isolated showers over most of Gauteng, especially the southern parts - Johannesburg and Vereeniging. We expect these showers to become much heavier and that's going to be from this evening and will carry over to the early hours of tomorrow morning."

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