The South African Weather Service (Saws) has issued a yellow level 2 warning for severe thunderstorms with possible heavy downpours, hail and strong winds for the southern parts of Gauteng and Mpumalanga, the eastern part of the North West and the northern part of the Free State.
The warning issued for Tuesday 22 November indicates there is a high likelihood of minor weather impacts.
The weather warning is valid from 15h00 until 23h59 on Tuesday. Conditions over the southern parts of Gauteng are expected to favour severe thunderstorms.
“These storms may produce heavy downpours, large amounts of small hail and damaging winds,” said the weather service.
The affected municipalities in Gauteng include the West Rand, the City of Johannesburg, Sedibeng and Ekurhuleni.
Elsewhere, KwaZulu-Natal is expected to be cloudy and warm with scattered showers and thunderstorms and a moderate to fresh northerly to north-easterly wind, becoming southerly to south-westerly from the morning.
The western half of the Eastern Cape is forecast to be cloudy and warm with isolated showers and thunderstorms, while the Western Cape will be mostly fine and warm to hot but cool along the couth coast.
The wind along the coast will be light to moderate easterly to south-easterly along the south coast, otherwise moderate to fresh southerly to south-easterly become south-westerly in the afternoon.
Gauteng: Partly cloudy and cool to warm with scattered showers and thundershowers. The expected UVB sunburn index: Low.
Mpumalanga: Cloudy in the south, otherwise partly cloudy and warm with isolated showers and thundershowers but scattered in the south.
Limpopo: partly cloudy and warm to hot with isolated showers and thundershowers in the west.
Western Cape: Partly cloudy over the central and eastern parts in the morning but cloudy in the north-east at first, otherwise fine and warm to hot but cool along the south coast. The wind along the coast will be light to moderate easterly to south-easterly along the south coast, otherwise moderate to fresh southerly to south-easterly becoming south-westerly in the afternoon. The expected UVB sunburn index: Very High.
Source: Times Live, The Citizen, The South African, image from Twitter: @LivePretoria