Pretoria Hailstorm – 14 Dec 2015

Pretoria Hailstorm – 14 Dec 2015
Pretoria Hailstorm – 14 Dec 2015
December 16, 2015

On Mon 14 Dec 2015 Pretoria East received quite a few thunderstorms with the first thunderstorm occurring before noon. This is slightly uncommon (but definitely not unheard of) as most thunderstorms generally occur in the afternoon. Because of the early start to convection on the day I had been following the…

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Storms Roll in from the North – 18 Mar 2015

Storms Roll In From The North – 18 Mar 2015
Storms Roll in from the North – 18 Mar 2015
March 19, 2015

It's been a rather boring summer for the Pretoria area but things seem to have picked up since the start of autumn. The storms that rolled in from the N on 18 Mar 2015 produced some really decent weather, lightning, extremely heavy rain, strong wind - the works. I first noticed…

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Evening Thunderstorm Time-lapse – 11 Feb 2015

Evening Thunderstorm Time-lapse – 11 Feb 2015
Evening Thunderstorm Time-lapse – 11 Feb 2015
February 11, 2015

I noticed a beautiful looking storm to the east of Pretoria (according to radar it was just southwest of Emalahleni (Witbank). With only just over 30 minutes of sunlight left I decided to haul out my camera and set it up for a time-lapse. I really enjoy the storms to the…

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Lightning over Centurion – 9 Jan 2015

Lightning Over Centurion – 9 Jan 2015
Lightning over Centurion – 9 Jan 2015
February 11, 2015

I happened to hear a light rumble of thunder and wondered outside to see which direction it was coming from and saw a fairly moderate-looking storm just to the west of me and moving away. Lightning activity wasn't that great but decided, nothing ventured, nothing gained. So I packed up…

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