While Cyclone Dineo, currently in Mozambique, is headed for the Limpopo and Mpumulanga provinces… areas in the Northern Cape, South Africa, also experienced thunder storms and heavy rain Wednesday evening.

According to reports the storm has caused damage in Keimoes, and the streets are underwater (see video below).

Bloemfontein resident Marietjie Grové, who is in Upington on business for the week, captured these stunning photos of the thunder clouds and heavy lightning between Upington and Keimoes earlier Wednesday evening, between 5 and 7pm.


Northern Cape storms, South Africa. Photo by marietjiegrove@gmail.com
Northern Cape storms, South Africa. Photo by marietjiegrove@gmail.com
Northern Cape storms, South Africa. Photo by marietjiegrove@gmail.com

Marietjie says most of the rain in the region has been in Keimoes and Kakamas, as well as Kuruman. “Last night they also had good rain – the Kalahari is looking unbelievably beautiful,” she told SAPeople.

Thunder storm in Upington area on Tuesday evening. Photo by marietjiegrove@gmail.com

Marie-Louise Meyer posted photos on Facebook on Wednesday after the heavy rains – about 80mm – the previous evening, near Ulco in the Northern Cape, adding that they were feeling grateful.

Ulco, Northern Cape. Photo by Marie-Louise Meyer. Source: Facebook.
Ulco, Northern Cape. Photo by Marie-Louise Meyer. Source: Facebook.
Ulco, Northern Cape. Photo by Marie-Louise Meyer. Source: Facebook.

While Cyclone Dineo is expected to affect the Lowveld and Limpopo Valley from Thursday evening, isolated showers and thundershowers are expected in many other parts of the country during the next few days… and most of South Africa will reportedly receive rainfall on Sunday.

In fact experts are forecasting welcome rain in Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Limpopo for the coming months, following the long, hot drought conditions caused by El Nino.

Between Kimberley and Boshof. This photo was taken by Marietjie last month, marietjiegrove@gmail.com

Heavy Rains in Keimos, Northern Cape, Wednesday night

Video by Charlene van der Westhuizen from Upington.

Meanwhile down in the Western Cape – Lightning in Victoria Bay

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For photos by Marietjie Grové, please contact: marietjiegrove@gmail.com