Cool to mild minimum temperatures are expected across South Africa overnight.
Wednesday's front results in a massive temperature contrast across the country. The front brings a huge drop in temperature for the western and southern parts of the country, with maximum temperatures expected to peak in the teens. In contrast, scorching hot weather continues in the north east, with the mercury rising well into the thirties. One or two weather stations might even top 40.
A secondary front keeps the chance of rain in the forecast for the western parts of South Africa at first. A 60% chance of rain spreads from the southern Cape through to KwaZulu-Natal as the front moves across the country. It will be a cloudy, wet and cold day for the Eastern Cape. Isolated thunderstorms are expected along the north eastern escarpment on Wednesday evening.