Cape Town - The weather gods may have been on South Africa's side on Day 5 of the third Test against New Zealand in Hamilton on Wednesday, but they turned on Faf du Plessis and his men just 24 hours later.
After having secured a 1-0 series win over the Black Caps, the Proteas were ready to head home.
Coach Russell Domingo spoke about a two-week fishing trip he was looking forward to, while players and management would have been keen on getting back to their loved ones.
But the rain, so kind to South Africa when they were 80/5 and 95 runs behind on the final day of the series, had other ideas.
The Proteas left Auckland on Thursday morning (NZ time), but the aeroplane they were travelling in was diverted to Canberra because it could not land in Sydney due to extreme weather conditions.
There were also no flights departing Sydney for the same reason.
But, by Thursday evening, they were on their way again.
The Proteas are now expected to arrive back in SA at 20:30 on Thursday.