23.1.2020 02:25 pm
Parts of KwaZulu-Natal are also expected to experience severe thunderstorms.
The South African Weather Service has issued a watch for severe storms set to hit Gauteng from 2pm to 11pm on Thursday.
SAWS has issued an advisory for the possibility of localised flooding, as the threat of day zero looms for the area.
The houses of seven families were destroyed, as well as approximately 200ha of pine forest.
The Northern Cape will also experience heavy rainfall on Monday.
Damage is believed to be minimal due to the tornado taking place in a remote area.
Storms are expected to hit Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North West, and the Free State on Saturday.
Severe thunderstorms are also said to hit Mpumalanga on Friday.
Crucial to water availability in Gauteng is expected rain in Limpopo, North West and Mpumalanga, whose rivers provide inflows for the province’s water system.
Severe thunderstorms and large amounts of small hail are expected in Mpumalanga and the North West on Tuesday afternoon.
Forecaster Wayne Venter says the service is predicting light rain along the south coast of the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape today with cool temperatures.
Cape Town could expect no rain on that day.
Meanwhile, the central and eastern parts of the Northern Cape have been warned of veld fire conditions, due to hot and dry conditions.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the South African Weather Service also warned of rough sea conditions.
Isolated thunderstorms are expected to continue today in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, the western and southern parts of Limpopo and some parts of KwaZulu-Natal.