While climate change is a reality across the globe, the heavy rains and drops in temperatures is part of a normal weather pattern.
This comes as Gauteng residents brace themselves for bitterly cold days ahead this week, with downpours of rain expected. The current winer season also turns out to be warmer than average, in comparison to other parts of the country.
702's John Robbie spoke to climate change expert at University of Witwatersrand, Professor Mary Scholes, regarding the matter.
Severe t/storms with possible hail & damaging winds expected over central parts of FS, Gauteng & central & eastern parts of the NW today— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) July 25, 2016
Listen to the interview below:
These kinds of events will happen much more frequently and be much more extreme.— Prof Mary Scholes, climate change expert