Severe Thunderstorms Hit Durban and Surrounds, South Africa

Durban has been hit by a severe thunderstorm on Thursday evening. EThekwini Municipality issued a newsflash warning of the bad weather, just before it hit.

Photos of thunderstorm in Durban, Thursday evening. Pictures by Maria Botsis

The Municipality warned residents and visitors in Durban and surroundings of severe thunderstorms with a possibility of localised flooding.

According to South African Weather Services, this inclement weather is likely to be experienced between 8pm tonight (27/12/2018) and 1am tomorrow morning.


Residents, especially those living in low-lying areas, particularly informal settlements are advised to take extra cautions.

The City says it has placed its Disaster Management team on standby to attend to any incidents that may arise as result of the storm.

WATCH almost non-stop lightning over Durban, 27 December 2018

Hectic Lightning Storm, Durban

Hectic lightning storm over Durban Thursday evening… with almost non-stop lightning! TY Maria Botsis.

Posted by SA-People – for South Africans in South Africa and expats on Thursday, December 27, 2018

More pics from tonight's hectic lightning storm over parts of KZN. TY Carol Malley (Drummond) and Andrea Ben (Umdloti).

Posted by SA-People – for South Africans in South Africa and expats on Thursday, December 27, 2018