A week of icy cold and wet weather is expected for the country this week, lasting well into the weekend.
Gauteng can expect some of the lowest temperatures this week, with minimums of just 1°C predicted for most of the week.
The cold snap follows the two cold fronts that hit the Eastern Cape last week and were responsible for similar weather patterns.
⚠️Media Release: Wet and Very cold week ahead for parts of South Africa.
Snow for parts of Eastern Cape, KZN and eastern Free State. pic.twitter.com/fs9gWN7WCB
— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) May 31, 2021
Heavy rains in Gauteng from the early hours of Tuesday morning are expected to persist, bringing with it a fairly high chance of localised flooding on highways and low-lying areas in the city.
The situation in Pretoria is not quite as cold, with minimum temperatures averaging 4°C.
The South African Weather Service predicts snow for parts of the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State.
Also read: Eskom implements Stage 2 loadshedding