The 'Massive' Gauteng Weather and Storm Warning Thread!

APoc184

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Garsfontein and Lynnwood Glen getting a proper downpour. Can see some localised flooding happening if this continues for much longer.
 
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Somewhere just got smacked in PTA East. Power flicked hard enough to trip my amplifier, thunder only came 10-15sec later so was a long way away.
 

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Somewhere just got smacked in PTA East. Power flicked hard enough to trip my amplifier, thunder only came 10-15sec later so was a long way away.

Reminds me of adsl days. The sky is dark with a storm brewing. Anxiety levels rise as you know you'll need to unplug the phone line at any minute. No rumbles yet though so you're safe for now.

Then out of nowhere you hear the SNAP of a whip...followed 10 seconds later by a distant crash of thunder.

And so your third router for the year meets its fate.
 

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Reminds me of adsl days. The sky is dark with a storm brewing. Anxiety levels rise as you know you'll need to unplug the phone line at any minute. No rumbles yet though so you're safe for now.

Then out of nowhere you hear the SNAP of a whip...followed 10 seconds later by a distant crash of thunder.

And so your third router for the year meets its fate.
Normal dialup days as well. Lightning hit so bad the black box modem from Mweb actually caught fire.
Lost a motherboard that day and a gameboy.
 

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Driving home was not cool today

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Reminds me of adsl days. The sky is dark with a storm brewing. Anxiety levels rise as you know you'll need to unplug the phone line at any minute. No rumbles yet though so you're safe for now.

Then out of nowhere you hear the SNAP of a whip...followed 10 seconds later by a distant crash of thunder.

And so your third router for the year meets its fate.

I've had the opposite, lightning strike and i saw the spark in the router as everything tripped out. Could see a burn mark on the casing, bloody thing kept working like nothing happened.

Also back in the dial up days with an internal modem (what a stupid idea in southern Africa), bolt hit our actual telephone pole, thru the modem, through the pc and grounded through the borehole because the control panel was right next to the PC. Lucky it was in the afternoon and someone was there or our house would've burned down.
 

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I've had the opposite, lightning strike and i saw the spark in the router as everything tripped out. Could see a burn mark on the casing, bloody thing kept working like nothing happened.

Also back in the dial up days with an internal modem (what a stupid idea in southern Africa), bolt hit our actual telephone pole, thru the modem, through the pc and grounded through the borehole because the control panel was right next to the PC. Lucky it was in the afternoon and someone was there or our house would've burned down.

That's very rare. My experience with copper was horrendous.

Worst I've had though was having a router nuked and all LAN cards on the network fried.

Edit: Plus about 30 routers over the years. :ROFL:
 
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Decided I needed to get out of the house, taken a ride, quick stop at Harties Dam, haven't seen water flowing like this for a long time here. Also a nice electrical storm in the distance.
 

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Geoff.D

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I've had the opposite, lightning strike and i saw the spark in the router as everything tripped out. Could see a burn mark on the casing, bloody thing kept working like nothing happened.

Also back in the dial up days with an internal modem (what a stupid idea in southern Africa), bolt hit our actual telephone pole, thru the modem, through the pc and grounded through the borehole because the control panel was right next to the PC. Lucky it was in the afternoon and someone was there or our house would've burned down.
It is called "separation of services"

Never place services with different "earth" connections close together anywhere. Sure it is inconvenient but it saves plenty of electronics when things go wrong. 1 m separation is about the minimum.
 

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Wunderground seems to think next week will be dry, possibly the last rain for the season?
 

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I remember last year shortly after lockdown started there was one day that it was rainy and extremely cold, best day ever, lockdown still fresh so the novelty of sitting at home, gorging my face, playing games, enjoying the comfort of the heater etc etc was awesome

Heres hoping we get another like that as a last hurrah for march
 
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