Cape Town - As the four-day week winds down, ahead of Good Friday and the long Easter Weekend, travellers should be aware of a cold front moving in across the southern parts of the Western and Eastern Cape.
The South African Weather Service has warned localised urban flooding is expected over the extreme south-western and central parts of the Northern Cape, the southern Namakwa District, interior regions of the Cederberg, the Central and Little Karoo and Eden District of the Western Cape on Thursday, 29 March.
The cold front will swing eastwards by the weekend, bringing with it cool and damp conditions to central SA, extending across the North West, through the Free State and Gauteng and down to KwaZulu-Natal by Friday, 30 March.
On Thursday a 30% chance of rain can be expected over the Cape Peninsula.
A 60% chance of rain has been forecast across the central part of the Western Cape as well as most of the Northern Cape.
An 80% chance of rain can be expected across the eastern half of the Western Cape and the southern corner of the Eastern Cape.
No rain has been forecast for the northernmost parts of SA, with Mpumalanga and Limpopo in for a cool to warm day.
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Minimum temperatures will be cool to warm across most of South African. Bethlehem in the Free State be the coldest place in SA, dropping to 10°C.
The maximum temperatures will be cool across the western half of SA, with the coastal parts of KwaZulu-Natal in for more sweltering highs.
The hottest place in SA will be Skukuza in Limpopo at 34°C, while Richard's Bay in KZN will see a high of 33°C.
Temperatures for Thursday sees Pretoria in Gauteng set to reach a high of 29°C, while Johannesburg will reach 27°C. Bloemfontein in the Free State will be 29°C.
Along the coastal regions, Cape Town in the Western Cape will reach a maximum of 20°C, as will Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape with a high of 20°C, while Durban in KZN will be 27°C.