Cape Town - The South African Weather Service has warned of severe thunderstorms expected over the extreme eastern parts of the Northern Cape, the Free State and central parts of the North West.
On Tuesday, 12 January, the SA Weather Service also issued an alert for localised flooding over the entire Gauteng, the south western bushveld of Limpopo, eastern parts of the North West, northern parts of Free State and the south western Highveld of Mpumalanga.
SEE ALERT: Flooding expected in northern parts of SA
Johannesburg and the West Rand including Krugersdorp, Randfontein and Westonaria are at high risk, with SA Weather Service predicting hazardous conditions in the next 24 hours.
Along with the downpour warnings, the SA Weather Service also issued a warning of extremely high fire danger conditions expected in the West Coast District, Cape Metropole and western parts of the Northern Cape.
On Monday afternoon Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) issued an urgent warning of wild fires spreading over the park, fuelled by the gale force southeaster wind.
ALERT: Gale force southeaster fuelling Cape fires - 1 000ha already burnt
On Tuesday afternoon, Working on Fire reported that the #ScarboroughFire was 80% contained with flare ups occurring every now and then. These were being monitored by crews.
Fire-fighters will remain on the line ensuring that the area is safe.
Southeasterly winds of up to 30km/h are forecast for Wednesday in the Cape peninsula.
Mild temperatures are expected across the country.
Along the coast, Cape Town is expected to reach a high of 29°C, Port Elizabeth 28°C and Durban 27°C.
Inland, Johannesburg will reach a maximum of 29°C, Bloemfontein 31°C and Upington reaching the highest maximum temperature of 38°C.
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