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City braces for cold front

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The public and small stock farmers are advised of gale force winds and heavy rain, leading to flooding.

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KIMBERLEY residents have been warned to brace themselves for a cold front expected this weekend.

According to the SA Weather Office, a strong cold front with an associated steep upper trough is expected over the Western Cape and the Namaqua district of the Northern Cape tomorrow and on Friday.

The public and small stock farmers are advised of gale force winds and heavy rain, leading to flooding.

By Saturday, the cold front would have exited the country and the cold, dry air will spread to the interior of the country, resulting in cold daytime conditions over the interior.

In Kimberley, the temperature for tomorrow is expected to be 2 to 24 degrees Celsius, and on Friday this will drop to 0 to 17 degrees C.

Saturday will see sub-zero temperatures in the city, with a minimum of -3 degrees C and a maximum of 16 degrees C predicted, while on Sunday, the thermometer is expected to drop to -2 to 20 degrees C.

Monday is expected to be slightly warmer at 1 to 24 degrees C.

In Cape Town the weather forecast is predicting an intense barrage of rainfall for tomorrow, with the cold front expected to last well into Friday. Some regions are set to receive more than 50mm of rain.