SABC News - Motorists cautioned amid bad weather:Tuesday 26 July 2016

Motorists cautioned amid bad weather

Tuesday 26 July 2016 08:20

Sashin Naidoo

 KwaZulu Natal, the Eastern Cape and the eastern Free State experienced snowfall on Sunday afternoon.

KwaZulu Natal, the Eastern Cape and the eastern Free State experienced snowfall on Sunday afternoon. (SABC)

South Africans should brace themselves for severe thunderstorms and localised flooding which the South African Weather Service has forecast.

On Monday, many parts of KwaZulu-Natal experienced flooding, prompting the closure of several roads.

Motorists are advised to be extra cautious on the roads.

Senior forecaster Lulama Pheme says, “We are expecting heavy rain leading to localised flooding expected in places of the eastern parts of the Eastern Cape, the coast and the southern parts of KZN as well the western and southern parts of the Western Cape.”

We are expecting heavy rain with large hail stones

Pheme adds, “Those are the areas where you can expect heavy rain leading to localised flooding and over the Gauteng province there are severe thunderstorms in some places where with the thunderstorms we are expecting strong winds. We are expecting heavy rain with large hail stones.”

Meanwhile, a 62-year-old Durban woman has gone missing in KwaZulu-Natal. Brenda Scriven's car was found washed off a road in Glen Anil.

She had left work in south Durban on Monday afternoon and could not be reached on her phone.

Police say Scriven is the second woman reported missing after torrential rain hit parts of KwaZulu-Natal. –Additional reporting ANA.

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