Cape Town - There is a 60% chance of rain across the central parts of the country, as the short week following the Easter long weekend kicks off.
The South African Weather Service has issued no weather alerts for Tuesday 2 April.
However, a 60% chance of rain can be expected over the Free State, southern parts of the Northern Cape, and eastern parts of the Eastern Cape. No rain has been forecast for the Western Cape, but a 30% chance of light showers exists over the Western Cape coast area after Hermanus, extending across the Garden Route and through the western parts of KwaZulu-Natal as well as Gauteng and the bulk of the North West Province.
Minimum temperatures will be cold to cool across most of South Africa, while slightly warming conditions can be expected in the northernmost parts of the North West.
Sutherland in the Northern Cape is expected to be the coldest place in SA, dropping to 07°C.
The maximum temperatures will be cool to warm across most of SA, with the north-western corner in for more sweltering highs.
The hottest place in SA will be Vredendal in the Western Cape at 34°C.
Temperatures for Friday sees Pretoria in Gauteng set to reach a high of 27°C, while Johannesburg will reach 26°C. Bloemfontein in the Free State will be 24°C.
Along the coastal regions, Cape Town in the Western Cape will reach a maximum of 30°C, as will Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape with a high of 24°C, while Durban in KZN will be 27°C.