Parts of the country will experience a rainy Christmas
The rains will end the week-long heatwave that has gripped parts of Gauteng and the North West.
CAPE TOWN - Large parts of the country can expect bands of showers and thundershowers this Christmas.
The South African Weather Service says a 60 percent chance of rain has been forecast for Gauteng, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and the south-western parts of Limpopo.
The rains will end the week-long heatwave that has gripped parts of Gauteng and the northwest.
Forecaster Kholofelo Mahlangu says these conditions will persist for the rest of the weekend.
"The chance of thunderstorms are becoming severe over parts of Gauteng, the Mpumalanga Highveld and northern parts of KZN. Moving into Saturday and Sunday, the chance thundershowers are high."