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Thunderstorm warning for some of South Africa's driest towns

Christian Fernsby |
The South Africa Weather Service has issued a warning of severe thunderstorms resulting in hail or damaging winds between Willowmore and Graaff-Reinet.

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The warning is effective until 5pm on Wednesday for the drought-stricken area of the Eastern Cape.

Severe thunderstorms with large hail, heavy downpours and strong winds are anticipated west of Vanwyksvlei moving towards the Northern Cape town today afternoon, the service said.

Since Tuesday, "a good amount of rainfall" fell over the central parts of South Africa, bringing relief to the hinterland, the SA Weather Service shared on Twitter.

Graaff-Reinet received 26mm of rain, the Addo Elephant Park measured 27mm and Grahamstown 40mm. Port Elizabeth, where water restrictions are also in place, received between 10-11mm.

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