Severe thunderstorms expected in several parts of the Eastern Cape

JANUARY 11, 2017

The South African Weather Services on Wednesday morning said that severe thunderstorms are to be expected in parts of the Eastern Cape. 

Thunderstorms are expected from Cradock to Burgersdorp, Mthatha, Mount Ayliff and Port St Johns.

A severe storm at the beginning of January left around 26 people injured in the area around Mthatha.

The storm also blocked traffic for several hours on the N2.

Lightning, brought on by the storm, struck several people while others were injured by collapsing roofs while some drivers said that their vehicles had been damaged by sheets of corrugated iron that were flung around by the wind.

It is understood that sixteen villages were affected by the storm and that included schools and churches.