A storm hit Secunda earlier today, there are many reports of damage to buildings and also reports of fatalities.
Unfortunately I cannot confirm any details. I will update this post with more info if it becomes available and is confirmed.
What i can confirm: the tornado photo doing the rounds on social media is a hoax. You can check our twitter feed for the origin of the tornado image everyone is distributing.
The weather station measured wind speed gusts up to 83 km/h. Extreme changes in barometric pressure was also observed.
Rain recorded today = 15.4 mm.
Wind Maximum speed recorded = 85.3 km/h @ 16:40.
The following graphs shows how quickly weather conditions can change: