Cape Town - After a weekend of thunderstorms, strong winds and hail in parts across central and northern SA, the South African weather service says these conditions can be expected to continue into the new week.
Severe thunderstorms and flood risk
The South African Weather Service warns of severe thunderstorms for Gauteng, North West, northern Free State and western Mpumalanga - with possible flood risks for Sunday evening, 22 October.
On Monday 23 October, the severe thunderstorm watch, with possible heavy downpours and strong winds has been issued for the extreme north-eastern parts of the Northern Cape, western parts of the North West, western parts of the Free State and the north-eastern parts of the Eastern Cape.
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The SA Weather Service posted notifications of the thunderstorm watch to twitter on Sunday evening, sharing pics of the hail falling in the Northern Cape.
No rain has been forecast for the Western Cape on Monday. However a 30% chance of rain exists for the eastern parts of the Northern Cape and through the central parts of the Eastern Cape down to coastal area of East London. More showers can also be expected across Gauteng, the eastern parts of Limpopo and most of KwaZulu-Natal on Monday.
A heavier 60% chance of rain exists across the North West, most of the Free State and extreme eastern parts of Gauteng. This band of wet weather is expected to intensify into Tuesday, 24 October, bringing with it an 80% chance of rain across these parts.
Conditions remain sunny and warm in the west of the country, heating up towards the north across Mpumalanga and Limpopo.