Golf ball sized hail hits West Rand‚ spreading towards Johannesburg

A hailstorm struck parts of Gauteng on Monday afternoon‚ with reports of roofs being damaged by large hailstones on the West Rand and flash flooding in Randburg. The alert issued by the Weather Service is for the storm to shift towards Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni metros. The warning is until 7pm.

The SA Weather Service also issued a warning for “road flooding in the Joburg‚ Sandton and surrounding areas due to heavy rainfall this afternoon”‚ adding “please take care”.

Residents are sharing images of the storm:

Malume Nathii and Hannatjie Beyleveld posted photos showing the size of the hail in Krugersdorp.



Jason Leamen‏ showed a vehicle stranded on the road from the heavy downpour in Randburg.

Bontle Mokaleng and Tiffany Brooke suffered roof damage to their homes.

More signs of hail was spotted in Roodepoort and other parts of West Rand by Dennis Georgiannis.

The intensity of the storm shattered nerves.

Daniel @Zetaphrem commented: “It just thundered so hard‚ the entire house shook. I didn’t think that was possible. #storm #rainyweather #natureisscary.”

Source: TMG Digital.