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Don’t pack away the winter woolies

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Possible light snowfalls, wet, windy and very cold conditions are predicted for the Northern Cape.

IT IS NOT yet time for Northern Cape residents to pack away the winter woolies, with the South African Weather Service having issued a warning of cold conditions in the Northern Cape, as a cold front will be passing through over the Western Cape from tomorrow night.

Possible light snowfalls, wet, windy and very cold conditions are predicted for Kimberley, De Aar, Griquastad, Groblershoop, Prieska, Hopetown, Victoria West, Danielskuil, Upington, Petrusville, Noupoort, Barkly West and Vanwyksvlei on Friday and Saturday.

Kimberley experienced snowflakes last month, for the first time in many years.

The temperature in the city on Thursday is predicted to be 17 degrees Celsius, with a minimum of 4 degrees C.

Friday is expected to reach a daytime high of 20 degrees C and a night temperature of -1 degrees C.

Saturday will be an icy 14 degrees C with a minimum of 6 degrees C.

Temperatures are predicted to peak in the mid to high 20s from next week.

Snowfalls are expected over the eastern high ground of the Western Cape on Thursday, spreading to the Eastern Cape and Drakensberg on Friday.

Farmers in Sutherland and Calvinia in the Northern Cape have been advised of low temperatures on Thursday and Friday, where livestock and crops may be vulnerable.

Sutherland is expected to reach a maximum of 6 degrees C and minus -6 degrees C in the evening on Friday.

A high fire danger was issued for Postmasburg, Kheis, Griekwastad, Prieska, Augrabies Falls, Warrenton, Upington, Victoria West, Hotazel, Jan Kempdorp, Barkly West, Vanwyksvlei, Groblershoop, Kathu, Kimberley, Danielskuil, Renosterberg, Noupoort, Kuruman, Hopetown, and De Aar on Wednesday.

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