Walk cat-footed for stormy weather, say Tshwane emergency services


The City of Tshwane’s emergency services are calling on Pretorianians to brace themselves for possible disruptive rain on Monday evening.

This appeal follows after the South African Weather Service (SAPD) issued a yellow level 2 warning for disruptive rain and thunderstorms for later this evening in, among other places, Gauteng.

The weather service also warns of possible disruptive rain on Tuesday.

Charles Mabaso, spokesperson for the Tshwane emergency services, advises residents in response to the weather warnings to stay indoors and away from metal objects.

“Don’t seek shelter under trees or tall objects.”

Mabaso also does not advise crossing low-lying roads or bridges in the midst of the rain.

“Be aware that any combination of hail, strong winds, heavy rain and/or excessive rain can accompany storms. We further appeal to residents to be vigilant and report any incidents immediately to 107 (toll-free) or to 012 358 6300/6400.”

RNews earlier reported that widespread rain and thundershowers are predicted over the central and eastern parts of the country in the coming few days.