The weather service predicts that rainfall will continue until Wednesday
Motorists have been warned to exercise extreme caution.
⚠️ALERT: CAR SWEPT AWAY in the EVATON area with reports coming in of FLOODING in PARTS of SOUTHERN GAUTENG!
•20cm of 💧 can sweep 🚶🏻♂️ away
•1/2 metre of 💧 can float 🚗
•Don’t drive around🚧
•Don’t drown, turn around pic.twitter.com/aBQsot80IC
— Gauteng Weather (@tWeatherSA) December 9, 2019
— Moagi Wa Afrika (@mMoagi) December 9, 2019
Forecaster Vanetia Phakula said there was an 80% chance of showers and thundershowers for the province on Monday and Tuesday.
Phakula said the weather might clear on Wednesday.
Flooding is also expected to hit the eastern parts of the North West, north-eastern Free State and western highveld of Mpumalanga.
“It might even continue into tomorrow [Tuesday], especially for Gauteng. People need to be very careful, because it is not just areas which are close to the rivers or streams that might experience flooding.
“Draining systems might also be affected, and because it’s been raining for a while, we also have issues with potholes.”
Phakula urged motorists driving in Tshwane and Johannesburg to be extra vigilant.
Severe thunderstorms with heavy downpours, hail and strong winds are also expected to hit Vryburg, slowly moving northeast towards Ratlou and Tswaing in the North West.