With the icy cold weather gripping the country, temperatures are expected to drop on Tuesday night below zero degrees celsius.

Motorists have been advised to drive with caution in the regions where recent snow had fallen and could now be melting.

Temperatures are expected to remain low for the rest of the week.

Several passes had also been closed due to heavy snow falls.

Meteorologist Azwi Tuwani says, “Tonight we are expecting sub-zero temperatures for the interior and mountainous areas. The lowest high temperature is Sutherland at 8, the highest temperature been 24 for Phalaborwa. For the rest of the week, the temperatures remain very low in the mid-teens for the interior, but will see a little bit of a pick-up going to the weekend. Maybe some areas starting to be at 20.”

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