15.6.2019 06:05 am
The weather is not expected to warm up well into the next week.
Although the cold front causing freezing temperatures across the country has long left, South Africans should expect low temperatures this weekend.
According to Storm Report SA, Cyclone Kenneth could be one of the strongest cyclones to hit eastern Africa.
Mpumalanga is also expected to experience thundershowers.
The naming of storms (tropical cyclones) began years ago in order to help in the quick identification of storms in warning messages.
By Wednesday afternoon, the tropical storm, which was expected to be classified as a cyclone by Wednesday night, was moving towards the Comoros.
The storm is expected to make landfall over the northern part of Mozambique and the southern part of Tanzania by Friday.
The Automated Weather Station will monitor local weather conditions, helping understand weather conditions for decision-making purposes.
Incessant rains have led to the deaths of two people so far.
However, damaging winds can be expected in some parts of the country this afternoon.
Alfred Nzo District Municipality said in a statement the rains had caused localised flooding and bridges had been washed away.
Motorists on the R61 between Libode and Port St Johns have also been advised to be vigilant due to landslides and rockfalls.
Mudslides have resulted in five reported deaths with many more left trapped.
The Umhlatuzana River burst its banks on Monday night and several residents were reportedly trapped in their homes.
A warning was issued by the SA Weather Services of the storm that is expected over eThekwini, especially over the central and southern areas.