The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has warned residents of Gauteng to expect isolated showers and thunderstorms on Thursday.
This is because Gauteng’s traffic police are urging road users to be careful when driving during rainy conditions.
A number of traffic accidents and flooding have been reported in Gauteng since early Wednesday morning. This led to traffic police urging drivers to exercise caution when driving to and from their work area.
During the morning there were reports of accidents along the N1 North towards Maraisburg exit, N12/R24 West for Gilloys, N3 North for the London Road exit and the R21 South on the connection with the R24 West.
Thursday’s weather forecast
Mpumalanga: Cloudy with morning fog in the east, otherwise partly cloudy and warm with isolated showers and thunderstorms, except in the Lowveld where it will be hot.
Limpopo: Cloudy at first in the east with morning fog along the southern slope, otherwise partly cloudy and warm to hot.
North West: Partly cloudy and warm, with isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Free State: Cloudy over the central and western part with early morning fog, otherwise partly cloudy and warm with isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Northern Cape: Partly cloudy and warm to hot, with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the far east. Along the coast it will be cloudy and cool with morning fog and moderate to fresh winds from the south to southeast.
Western Cape: Cloudy to partly cloudy and warm to hot but very hot in the northwest with a chance of light rain along the south coast in the morning, then beautiful from the afternoon into the west. Winds along the coast will be fresh to strong northeasterly along the south coast in the morning, southwesterly from the afternoon, otherwise southerly to southeast. Expected UVB Sunburn Index: Extreme
Western half of the Eastern Cape: Cloudy along the coast with a chance of light rain in the west,
otherwise partly cloudy and warm. Along the coast, the wind blows strongly from the southwest at first,
otherwise moderate to fresh southwest.
Eastern half of the Eastern Cape: Partly cloudy and warm weather with isolated showers and thunderstorms.
The wind along the coast is moderate to south-westerly and becomes light in the evening.
KwaZulu-Natal: Morning fog over the interior, otherwise partly cloudy and warm but hot in the northeast. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected, except in the far northeast. Winds along the coast are moderate east to northeast, changing to south to southeast from the south in the afternoon. The expected UVB sunburn index:Very high