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WEATHER WARNING: Severe Thunderstorms: 05/03/2023 00h00 TO:05/03/2023 23h59

Orange Level 6 warning for Severe Thunderstorms resulting in heavy downpours, strong damaging winds and flash flooding leading to damage to infrastructure are expected in the Overberg and Garden Route districts on Sunday (05/03/2023).

Affected areas are: Bitou, Cape Agulhas, George, Hessequa, Kannaland, Knysna, Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn, Overstrand, Swellendam and Theewaterskloof.

Severe Thunderstorms are expected to affect the Overberg and Garden Route during Sunday due to a cut-off low-pressure system. Heavy downpours with rainfall accumulation of 70-100mm, strong and gusty winds (50-60 km/h, gusting 70-80km), excessive lighting and large amounts of small hail (1-2 in diameter) can be expected in the mentioned districts.

Issued by the South African Weather Service

3 March 2023