The SA Weather Services has issued a flood warning for parts of the Tshwane metro this morning.Flood warnings have also been issued for the eastern parts of Eastern Cape, southern KwaZulu-Natal, the southern and western parts of the Free State and eastern Northern Cape.

The torrential rains have caused flash floods in several parts of the country, including Johannesburg, where the incessant rain has forced several road closures, leading to traffic jams.

Johannesburg Emergency Services spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi is calling on motorists to be extra-careful.

“We urge them to avoid flooded roads and avoid crossing flooded bridges,” said Mulaudzi.

“Avoid situations where vehicles may be swept away.

“We also want to urge young children to stay away from drainage systems and also stay away from river streams.”

In the eastern Free State, between Winburg and Senekal, roads have flooded.