The SA Weather Service on Sunday issued a flood warning for parts of the Gauteng, Mpumalanga and the North West provinces after days of heavy rain.
Gauteng province has been experiencing heavy downpours since Thursday, and the weather service said the wet weather could continue until Tuesday.
The N12 between Potchefstroom and Klerksdorp is flooded in both directions, and traffic has been brought to a complete standstill.
“We have from Sunday until Monday issued a ‘watch’ for possible flooding over the eastern parts of the North West province, Gauteng and the western parts of the Mpumalanga province,” said forecaster Mbavhi Maliage.
Warning:08/12/2019 14h00 TO:09/12/2019 18h00 Flooding- localized and flash flooding observed over the Tlokwe LM (Potch) of North-West Province (08/12/2019).— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) December 8, 2019
Mid-morning satellite image (08 December 2019). The cloudy and rainy weather is expected to continue in the north-eastern province again today. Similar conditions are expected along the east coast today. Stay safe. Keep a safe following distance when travelling. pic.twitter.com/t90M3jrzB8— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) December 8, 2019
Meanwhile, severe thunderstorms were on the horizon for parts of the Northern Cape, Free State and the North West.
The SA Weather Service said the heavy downpours in these areas would be accompanied by strong winds and there was a possibility of some hail.