The South African Weather Service has sent out a warning of thunderstorms in Gauteng, south western Limpopo, the western highveld of Mpumalanga, the eastern parts of the North West and the northern Free State.

It says there is a 60% chance of down pours in parts of the province throughout Monday and going into the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Dozens of homes have been destroyed by heavy rains which lashed Gauteng last week, leaving at least seven people dead and hundreds displaced.

Weather forecaster Wayne Venter said: “There’s a 60% chance of thundershower for Monday for Gauteng and also a watch for a possibility of severe thunderstorms this afternoon into the evening.”