The flash floods in Centurion, GP, have made it impossible to drive on the road, as seen in the videos embedded below.
Centurion flash floods: Footage shows vehicles trapped on the road
On Tuesday, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) issued a warning of possible disruptive rainfall in parts of Gauteng for the entire day, resulting in localised flooding and severe thunderstorms.
⚠️ ALERT: THE SA WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WARNING FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF DISRUPTIVE RAINFALL!!!— Gauteng Weather (@tWeatherSA) January 18, 2022
📆WHEN: WEDNESDAY, 19/01/2022
📍WHERE: ENTIRE GAUTENG
This footage was taken by a motorist near [email protected] Shopping Mall on Wednesday morning, showing how a number of vehicles were trapped on the road, unable to steer away from the flash floods.
Flash floods: Near Reds Mall Centurion. pic.twitter.com/g8EYU7FBOh— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) January 19, 2022
Centurion weather forecast: Severe thunderstorms expected
The torrential weather, according to Ventusky.com readings, will persist throughout Wednesday and Thursday, in Gauteng, as well as parts of Free State and KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).
While temperatures are expected to remain relatively warm at a maximum of 22°C in Centurion, residents ought to prepare for a very wet late afternoon, since the light drizzle felt in the morning will escalate to heavy downpours measured at 5.5mm in precipitation.
Precipitation forecast for Wednesday 19 January 2022, approx. 17:00 CAT
Centurion residents have also been warned to expect severe thunderstorms measured at 200j/kg from the late afternoon on Wednesday until the early hours of Thursday.
Thunderstorm forecast for Thursday 20 January 2022, approx. 17:00 CAT
Scattered showers will make for an awkward day outside on Thursday but Centurion locals will not have long to wait before mid-to-high temperatures return to the region from Friday 21 January 2022.
Temperature forecast for Friday 21 January 2022, approx. 17:00 CAT