Gauteng Weather has issued a warning for a 20% chance of isolated showers in Gauteng, particularly in the south, on Wednesday.
Scattered thundershowers were expected over the eastern and southern portions of the Northern Cape as well as the eastern parts of Western Cape, western parts of the North West, Free State, Eastern Cape as well as the extreme southern parts of KwaZulu-Natal.
“In addition, places in the Northern Cape (especially the eastern parts), western parts of the North West and Free State, as well as the interior of the Eastern Cape can expect strong and gusty winds on election day. It is thus recommended that extra caution be taken when erecting temporary structures in these places,” said the South African Weather Service.
The SAWS said a cold front was expected to move over the south-west coast of the Western Cape, which would lead to light rain over the south-western parts for most part of the day. Light rain is also expected to spread along the south coast, to reach the Garden Route district in the evening.
Below is a weather summary by province, courtesy of the South African Weather Service:
Eastern Cape: Scattered thundershowers are expected over most parts of the province. Strong winds are expected over the western and central parts of the province ahead of the approaching cold front.
Northern Cape: Windy and gusty over the interior, otherwise partly cloudy with showers and thundershowers in the east and south.
Free State: Warm in the north, otherwise it will be partly cloudy and warm over the province with thundershowers and strong winds in the west where it will be cool.
North-West: Partly cloudy and warm with strong gusty winds in the west where there will also be a few thundershowers.
KwaZulu- Natal: Fine and warm across the province with strong gusty winds over the northern interior. Isolated thunderstorms are possible in the south at night.The wind along the coast will be strong north-easterly becoming south-westerly from the south from evening.
Mpumalanga: Cloudy in the east at first with drizzle along the escarpment, otherwise sunny and cool but warm in the Lowveld.