Thunderstorms, damaging winds and flooding expected in parts of the Eastern Cape
The SA Weather office on Thursday morning warned of the possibility of severe thunderstorms, damaging winds and localised flooding in some parts of the Eastern Cape.
A warning for localised flooding was issued for the Koukamma and Joubertina regions, while a watch for localised urban flooding was issued for the Kouga region up to the Nelson Mandela Bay area.
A watch for damaging coastal winds was issued from the Ndlambe, Port Alfred area up to the Wild Coast.
The SA Weather Services office in Port Elizabeth said that the conditions would however clear by the weekend.
“Conditions will start to clear from the west from around lunch time, with fine conditions expected over the weekend,” said Garth Sampson, Client Liaison Officer for the SA Weather Services in the Eastern Cape.
A windy storm accompanied by thunder and lightning passed through the Nelson Mandela area early on Thursday morning, and resulted in a good amount of rainfall recorded.
See amatuer video below - courtesy of Port Elizabeth resident, ArenelM:
Rainfall measured 08h00 15 October 2015
Airport 32 mm
Blue Horizon Bay 48 mm
Flower Reserve 42 mm
3rd Ave Dip 31 mm
Riverstone Bridge 26 mm
St Albans 25 mm
Shark Rock Pier 15 mm
Fettes Rd 13 mm
Elands River 8 mm
Chatty 7 mm
Uitenhage 1 mm
Patensie 26 mm
East London Nil
Mthatha 10 mm
Elliot 15 mm
Barkley East 22 mm
Cp st Francis 13 mm
Storms River 44 mm
George 25 mm
Mossel Bay 7 mm
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