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Bitterly cold weather conditions are expected for the rest of the week from Wednesday in the Northern Cape as a cold front will bring rain and possible snowfalls in the Province.

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BITTERLY cold weather conditions are expected for the rest of the week from Wednesday in the Northern Cape as a cold front will bring rain and possible snowfalls in the Province.

The South African Weather Service has issued a warning of cold to very cold conditions over the next few days.

It is predicted that wet, windy and very cold conditions, with the possibility of snowfall, will be experienced on Wednesday and Thursday in Sutherland, Calvinia, De Aar, Noupoort, Kareeberg, Prieska, Victoria West, Petrusville and Hopetown.

Farmers in Calvinia, Sutherland and Springbok have been warned to take precautions to prevent the loss of livestock, crops and pets.

The weather service indicated that snow of up to one centimetre was expected to fall over the Northern Cape section of the N1 on Thursday, which can lead to slippery and icy road conditions resulting in difficult driving conditions with reduced visibility.

In Kimberley, temperatures will plummet from Wednesday with an expected high of 11 degrees Celsius and night-time temperatures of -2 degrees C. Thursday will reach a cold maximum of 10 degrees C and a low of -4 degrees C.

On Friday the temperature will reach a daytime high of 13 degrees C and an icy -6 degrees C in the evening.

Saturday will register a high of 16 degrees C and a minimum of -3 degrees C.

Sunday will see sunny weather, where temperatures are predicted to be 17 degrees C during the day and a low of -1 degrees C.

From Monday temperatures will warm up to a maximum of 18 degrees C and 0 degrees C at night.

Sutherland will experience bitterly cold temperatures on Thursday with the thermometer only reaching 3 degrees C in the day and with a night-time temperature of -7 degrees C.

A high fire danger warning was issued for Victoria West on Tuesday.

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