Severe damage after cricket ball-sized hail hits Lydenburg, South Africa

Severe damage after cricket ball-sized hail hits Lydenburg, South Africa

A severe hailstorm classified by the South African Weather Service (SAWS) as a superstorm, hit the town of Lydenburg in Thaba Chweu Local Municipality, Mpumalanga highveld during the afternoon hours of Sunday, November 14, 2021. Some of the hailstones were larger than golf and cricket balls.

The storm hit Lydenburg, including Badfontein Road, Dullstroom Road (R36), and the Burgersfort Road (R37), resulting in severe property and vehicle damage.1

The Kannabas and Kiepersol Housing Units for the elderly are in particularly bad shape with severe roof damage.

References:

1 Cricket ball-size hailstones obliterate Lydenburg - Lowvelder

Featured image credit: Hester van Zijl, Lydenburg


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