The Gauteng Weather and Storm Warning Thread!

Gordon_R

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Not just Gauteng affected by the storms:
About 95 homes in a village in Mpumalanga were damaged after the area was hit twice by heavy thunderstorms in the past two weeks.

Residents of KwaMdladla village in Nkomazi are left picking up the pieces after a second thunderstorm left a trail of disaster on Saturday night.

Nkomazi Municipality spokesperson Cyril Riphinga said Saturday's thunderstorm had slightly diverted their attention from fighting the coronavirus to assist distraught and homeless villagers.
"We can confirm that the village has been hit by two thunderstorms in two weeks with the recent one of Saturday at around 22:00. About 95 houses were damaged and 16 of them need our urgent intervention."

Riphinga said the 16 houses were left without roofs after they were blown away.
 

Genisys

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Hopefully a decent cold front brings some rain far enough up north for us...
One can only hope, but going by the past two winters we are unlikely to see a decent shower or two during winter, or even much colder temperatures
 

Segg

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If it does, when would it hit? Will the cold front also hit us... Because today is like summer
It's very very unusual to have precipitation in Gauteng during the winter months, if it does happen there will need to be a substantial cold front, some have come past in years gone by, but nothing currently indicates we'll be getting those sort of fronts just yet
 

Cius

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The vaal is looking fairly low going into the dry season. We are sitting just over 50% at the end of our rainy season. Hopefully this does not lead to long term water restrictions.
 

supersunbird

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The vaal is looking fairly low going into the dry season. We are sitting just over 50% at the end of our rainy season. Hopefully this does not lead to long term water restrictions.
Oh it will, it was around 75% last year beginning Jan, this year it never even got to 60%. Will probably hit between 15/20%, is my prediction.
 

Speedster

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The vaal is looking fairly low going into the dry season. We are sitting just over 50% at the end of our rainy season. Hopefully this does not lead to long term water restrictions.
Google Sterkfontein dam
 

McT

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We just had a short spell of rain :eek: and the skies were clear at 6pm this evening. Wow!
 

Geoff.D

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Sinbad

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wtf two different weather services (darksky and windy) are predicting rain in Joburg tomorrow....!?!
 
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Arzy

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According to yr.no it starts tomorrow and carries on till Thursday...
 
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