Cape Town - The South African Weather Service has issued an alert for severe thunderstorms possible in places over the Eastern Cape on Tuesday, 3 January.
Along the West Coast, gale force south-easterly winds of between 60mk/h to 65km/h are also expected between Cape Point and Cape Colombine as well as in places over the Cape Metropole on Tuesday.
A 60% chance of rain can be expected over most of the country - over the Eastern Cape, the eastern parts of Western Cape, the eastern parts of the Northern Cape, the North West province, the Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Mpumalanga as well as Limpopo.
Over the central parts of the Northern Cape and central parts of Western Cape, a 30% chance of rain can be expected.
More rain can be expected through the rest of the week, especially over the central, eastern and northern parts of the country. For Thursday, a 80% chance of rain is forecast over the central interior of SA.
On Tuesday, maximum temperatures across the country will be warm, except in the northernmost parts of SA in Limpopo where it will be very hot.
Skukuza in Mpumalanga and Musina in Limpopo will be the hottest spots in SA, reaching a high of 36°C.
Johannesburg in Gauteng will reach a high of 31°C, while Pretoria will reach a maximum of 34°C and Bloemfontein in the Free State will peak at 30°C.
Along the coast, Cape Town will reach a high of 24°C, while Durban on the East Coast will be 26°C. Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape will see a high of 23°C.
This is what the forecast for the next 4 days looks like in the major cities in SA: