South Africans have been urged to remain cautious on the roads as wet weather is expected to persist this weekend.
A cold front is forecast for large parts of South Africa, with a 60% chance of rain predicted for Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Temperatures are set to drop to a maximum of 16 degrees over the weekend and the South African Weather Services have confirmed that a high-pressure system will bring heavy rains and icy conditions from Friday.
⚠️First cold spell of the season expected this week into the weekend over southern, central and Eastern South Africa. Widespread showers expected over the Eastern Cape and KZN from tomorrow (29 April) into Friday. Light snowfall possible in the Drakensberg regions of EC and KZN. pic.twitter.com/EUKgx8QZFf
— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) April 28, 2021
Snowfall is expected in KZN over the Drakensberg region.
KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape are expected to be the worst hit with severe temperature drops as a result.
Water levels at the Jukskei River will be monitored by City of Johannesburg emergency services and residents of Alexandra and Diepsloot will be alerted of any dangers with regards to flooding.
City of Johannesburg emergency services spokesperson, Nana Radebe, “We urge motorists to be careful, keep a safe distance and not drive on flooded roads.”