The KwaZulu-Natal Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department has placed disaster management teams on high alert as heavy rainfall is forecast in the province on Friday.

Temperatures are also expected to drop in Gauteng as the first cold spell of the year sweeps over the province. The cold spell is expected to last until Monday.

KZN CoGTA Spokesperson, Senzo Mzila, says the weather conditions in the province could lead to localised flooding.

“MEC Sipho Hlomuka has placed disaster management teams on high alert as inclement weather conditions are expected to hit large parts of the province as from tomorrow (Friday) according to a report that was issued by South African Weather Service. Heavy rains which could lead to localised flooding is expected to hit large parts of the province,” he says.

Mzila says MEC Hlomuka has urged residents to exercise extreme vigilance “as the inclement weather conditions can pose serious risk to human life.”

Details on Friday’s weather in the video below: