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Cape battens down for cold weekend

Western Cape

Johannesburg - Very cold conditions are expected for the Western Cape over the weekend, the City of Cape Town's Disaster Risk Management Centre said on Friday.

Spokesman Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said the disaster response agencies and public safety authorities were on high alert, following warnings of severe weather conditions by the SA Weather Service.

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The Molteno Pass, just outside Beaufort West. Photo: Karoo Backpackers

Rainfall was expected to start on Friday and continue until Sunday.

Solomons-Johannes said temperatures were also expected to significantly drop to an average maximum of 14DegC over the south-western Cape.

Snowfall was expected on the higher mountain ranges of the Boland .

“An appeal is made to Capetonians to exercise extreme caution during these weather conditions,” he said. - Sapa

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