Bennitt Bartl
1 minute read
20 Oct 2018
3:36 pm

Rain and hail hits Pretoria hard

Bennitt Bartl

The SA Weather Service had warned of severe storms in parts of Gauteng.

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Residents in the east of Pretoria experienced heavy hailfall on Saturday afternoon, reports Pretoria East Rekord.

This after the SA Weather Service warned of severe storms in parts of Gauteng.


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Sunday was expected to be cool and partly cloudy throughout the day.

Temperatures on Saturday were expected to reach a maximum of 30°C from 15°C, while Sunday would start at 11°C and peak at 21°C.

Meanwhile, the Tshwane metro’s emergency service has issued safety tips for the rainy season.

These include repairing all roof leaks, cleaning roof gutters, installing a lightning conductor when living in a thatched roof building as well as having emergency numbers on hand.

These include emergency numbers 012-310-6300 and 012-310-6400.

If you find yourself in a hailstorm, remember to park your car under cover or in a garage, bring your pets and animals under shelter and disconnect all electrical appliances.

Report any emergency to the metro’s emergency service immediately.

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