The alert warns of ‘heavy rain leading to localised flooding of susceptible roads and low lying areas’, as well as ‘disruption to traffic’.
Heavy rain had led to major traffic backups, flooded roads and bridges, vehicles being swept away, uprooted trees and flooded houses.
Although no deaths or injuries were reported, there were major traffic backups, flooded roads and bridges, vehicles being swept away, uprooted trees and flooded houses. 
The South African Weather Service (SAWS) had earlier issued a warning of thundershowers, which could be expected across Gauteng on Friday afternoon.
The weather might persist throughout the rest of the weekend.
Residents were urged to be on high alert as weather reports indicated more storms were on the way.

Weather Strong suggestions that tornado hit Mthatha – SA Weather Service

Meanwhile, Gift of the Givers said it was on its way to Mthatha to help about 20 villages where homes, clinics, schools and places of worships were damaged.

Weather PICS: Tornado rips through parts of Eastern Cape

A severe thunderstorm alert was issued by the weather service for the eastern half of the Eastern Cape and most of KwaZulu-Natal. 

Weather Woman missing, child struck by lightning in KZN storm

Mzila said that in Umlazi F Section in Durban, a woman was missing and was believed to have been swept away when she crossed a local river.

Weather Alert issued for thunderstorms over parts of Eastern Cape, KZN

Heavy rainfall was also expected along the south coast of the Garden Route in Western Cape while cloudy weather would persist throughout Gauteng on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Weather Level 4 yellow storm floods parts of Gauteng

A Pretoria-based animal shelter, Wollies, sent out an SOS for blankets and other donations after five of its kennels flooded.

Weather Severe thunderstorms, flooding warning issued for Tuesday

Gauteng, North West, Free State, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal are expected to bear the brunt of the forecast storms.

Weather Get ready for ‘very hot’ temperatures in Gauteng this weekend

As much as the sunny weather is a relief after a mostly rainy week in the province, residents may want to take full advantage, as rain could persist next week. 

Weather ‘Rainy and thundery’ weather to hit Gauteng

The North West, Free State, the Eastern Cape and Gauteng are expected to bear the brunt of the forecast storms, with warnings of possible damaging winds and hail.

South Africa Multiple roads unavailable due to flooding in Centurion

End Street and M19, Die Hoewes are among those affected according to the city’s official Twitter account. 

Weather Localised flooding expected in parts of the country this weekend

The expected floods could result in difficult driving conditions on dirt roads and minor motor vehicle accidents due to slippery roads and reduced visibility.

Weather Weather Service issues warning for heavy rainfall this weekend

While these weather conditions will be welcomed by the agricultural sector, it could lead to difficult driving conditions, reduced visibility, pooling on the roads and slippery roads.

Weather Severe thunderstorms expected in KZN

Severe storms may result in heavy downpours, hail and excessive lightning in the areas falling under the Zululand, uMkhanyakude, uMgungundlovu, uMzinyathi, uThukela, and Harry Gwala districts.

Expect wetter, cooler weather this summer

Environment Expect wetter, cooler weather this summer

The possible return of La Niña may be good news for food security, as drought in the past seven years has spelt dire circumstances for farmers in the Northern and Eastern Cape.

Weather Sweltering heat wave to continue cooking Joburg

Reports indicate that the Free State and the North West will also experience soaring temperatures. 

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