The cold weather that has kept parts of South Africa in a frosty grip is expected to continue this week across the central interior and east of South Africa – and in some areas it will get even colder.
The weather service said on Monday that cloudy conditions with rain showers are expected from Tuesday across the North West, the Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and some parts of Limpopo.
The cause of the extreme cold is a low-pressure cutoff system that moves in a northeastern direction across the Free State on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The system could cause heavy rains and flooding in parts of the KwaZulu-Natal coastal region and Mozambique on Wednesday evening and Thursday.
By Friday, temperatures should start to rise again and should be in the low 20s by the weekend.