The South African Weather Service hereby alerts the public at large regarding the possibility of some extreme weather conditions expected to affect the central and eastern portions of the country on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 October.
This extreme weather will be in the form of severe thunderstorms.
For today, Friday, 12 October, isolated thunderstorms are expected to develop over central and eastern South Africa.
On Saturday, thunderstorm activities are expected to persist over the same area as Friday, with a further risk of severe storms over the eastern parts of North West, north and eastern Free State, Gauteng and western Mpumalanga. In addition to potential for hail and damaging winds, there is also a likelihood for localised heavy downpours leading to incidents of flash flooding in the above mentioned areas. The public in these areas is advised to exercise extreme caution.
Conditions will improve somewhat on Sunday, but there still remains a risk of isolated storms in places.
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