'Tornado' spotted in Northern Cape after thunderstorm warning

17 March 2020 - 19:38
By Naledi Shange
A tornado has been reported in the Northern Cape following strong storms in the region.
Image: 123rf.com/Richard Valdez A tornado has been reported in the Northern Cape following strong storms in the region.

What appears to have been a tornado was spotted in the Northern Cape on Tuesday afternoon.

Weather service Saws had earlier issued a warning about severe thunderstorms with hail and damaging winds over parts of the province.

“Severe thunderstorms are observed over the southeastern parts of the Northern Cape, with possible damaging hail and winds (tornado), heavy downpours and excessive lightning moving southeast,” it said in a tweet.

Images of a tornado were captured by a resident near Richmond.

Others shared images of large hail stones that hit the area.