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Gallery: Gauteng pounded by rain, hail

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Hail in a plant pot. 060912.
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076Traffic travels on Jan Smuts Avenue at the Conrad Drive intersection after heavy hail showers and spring rains. 060912.
Picture: Chris Collingridge
036A pile of hail on the road as Simmons Street in Johannesburg Central. Picture. Adrian de KockHail fell accross Johannesburg early this morning. 060912.
Picture: Chris Collingridge
094Traffic travels on Jan Smuts Avenue at the Conrad Drive intersection after heavy hail showers and spring rains. 060912.
Picture: Chris Collingridge
05706/09/2012 Residents of Wonderkop informal settlement in Marikana go about their business with difficulty as a result of heavy rainfalls and hail which made roads hard to walk or drive on.

Picture: Phill Magakoe06/09/2012 Residents of Wonderkop informal settlement in Marikana go about their business with difficulty as a result of heavy rainfalls and hail which made roads hard to walk or drive on.

Picture: Phill Magakoe06/09/2012 Residents of Wonderkop informal settlement in Marikana go about their business with difficulty as a result of heavy rainfalls and hail which made roads hard to walk or drive on.

Picture: Phill Magakoe06/09/2012 Residents of Wonderkop informal settlement in Marikana go about their business with difficulty as a result of heavy rainfalls and hail which made roads hard to walk or drive on.

Picture: Phill Magakoe06/09/2012 Mother nature wreacked havoc in Pretoria yesterday as the first spring showers turned the city skyline pitch black and forced many people to run for cover. Certain parts of the city also saw hail falling and traffic was moving a snail's pace.  

Picture: Oupa MokoenaA pile of hail on the road as Simmons Street in Johannesburg Central. Picture. Adrian de KockA makeshift bridge in Sandton. Photo: Mahlogonolo Monyeki, IOL ReaderIOL reader Simonne Wakefield sent pics of the hail outside her house in Johannesburg. Photo: Simonne Wakefield, IOL ReaderIOL reader Simonne Wakefield sent pics of the hail outside her house in Johannesburg. Photo: Simonne Wakefield, IOL ReaderIOL reader Simonne Wakefield sent pics of the hail outside her house in Johannesburg. Photo: Simonne Wakefield, IOL ReaderIOL reader Simonne Wakefield sent pics of the hail outside her house in Johannesburg. Photo: Simonne Wakefield, IOL Reader

Sixty-seven vehicles have been in accidents in Gauteng during the past two rainy days - and Joburgers must brace themselves for showers, according to a weather report update by Kenosi Machepa, spokeswoman of the SA Weather Service.

“This is an introduction to our summer weather; those are the types of thunderstorms we will be getting in summer,” said SA Weather Service senior forecaster Vanetia Thakule.

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