Weather Warning: 𝗟𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹 𝟲 𝗦𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗺𝘀
Issued by George Mun on behalf of the South African Weather Service for immediate release
The South African Weather Service has issued a warning of level 6 severe thunderstorms from Friday, 16 December until Saturday, 17 December along the Garden Route District, including George.
Orange level 6 warnings for Severe Thunderstorms can result in flooding and sometimes large amounts of small hail. Storms will dominate over the western parts by Friday morning according to the Weather Service before moving eastwards to the central and eastern parts during the afternoon and evening.
According to the Service, flash flooding of roads and susceptible settlements as well as danger to life in the crossing of fast-flowing streams may occur. Large amounts of small hail/large hail can cause damage to vehicles and cause difficult driving conditions, especially where heavy downpours are present. These conditions can lead to major travel disruptions and can be aggravated by possible falling trees that could block major roads. Loss of agricultural production is also likely together with disruptions to essential services.
We ask the public to please stay indoors away from metal objects. Do not seek shelter under trees or tall objects. Do not go fishing or golfing as both the golf clubs and fishing rods are a good conductor of electricity. Be aware that any combination of hail strong winds and or heavy downpours can accompany the storms.
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