South Africa witnesses several supercell thunderstorms each year with the inclusion of isolated tornadoes. On most occasions these tornadoes occur in open farmlands and rarely cause damage to property, as such many of the tornadoes which do occur in South Africa are not reported.
The majority of supercells develop in the Free State, Gauteng, and Kwazulu Natal are typically the provinces where these storms are most commonly experienced, though supercell activity is most certainly not limited to these provinces.
On occasion, hail reaches sizes in excess of golf balls, and tornadoes, though rare, also occur.As we all should know by now, our weather has changed and tornadoes are not only in the US anymore, but in South Africa as well.
I am an EF4 tornado survivor and over the years tornadoes in South Africa has increased yearly.
Hi all, our storm season is coming to a end, but does not mean that we are done there are still a few that happens out of season and we will document them as they happen.
Up to date we standing at 19 tornadic events.
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