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Thursday will be the coldest day in Johannesburg since snowfall in 2012

Residents of the city are urged to prepare as Thursday is expected to be the coldest day since snowfall in 2012 due to a strong cold front with near polar air.

GAUTENG WILL FEEL THE RAW OF THE COLD THURSDAY

South African Weather Service (SAWS) said cold weather is expected to hit Gauteng on Thursday.

Temperatures will drop significantly in Gauteng from Thursday. Maximum temperatures will be very low, with Johannesburg not reaching a maximum of -7 ° C until Thursday.

Friday morning will be a freezing morning, -3 ° C is expected for Johannesburg.

It comes after SAWS warned of snow and cold in the Western Cape and Northern Cape provinces.

Disruptive snowfall was expected in many high mountain areas of the Cape provinces when a second cold front made landfall on Wednesday.

Farmers and citizens have been urged to take the necessary precautions before the expected cold snap and to ensure that livestock and pets have sufficient shelter and water.

A level 2 yellow warning for snow, resulting in difficult driving conditions in the southern parts of the Free State, is in place for Thursday.

A level 4 yellow warning for disruptive snowfall is expected over Lootsberg, Wapadsberg, Penhoek, Outeniqua, Nico Malan, Winterberg and the gravel road passes at Tsitsikamma, Outeniqua and Baviaanskloof on Thursday.

Other level 4 yellow warnings were issued this week:

One is in place for flooding in Cape Town, Cape Wineries and Overberg on Wednesday, and another was declared for torrential rains between Plettenberg Bay and Fish River on Thursday.

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Thursday will be the coldest day in Johannesburg since snowfall in 2012

SourceThursday will be the coldest day in Johannesburg since snowfall in 2012

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