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The slow ease into winter is about to come to a complete halt as the country is hit by a double whammy of cold fronts.

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has reported that two successive cold front are expected to move in over the Western Cape today, resulting in rainy, cold and windy conditions as the weather system propagates eastwards over the southern parts of the country.

While the first cold front isn't expected to affect the rest of the country, a second cold front will move in from Friday. It's expected to cause rainfall and light snowfall over the Western Cape.

According to the SAWS, cold conditions will start to invade the central parts of the country during Friday, with maximum temperatures dropping significantly to the mid-teens.

These cold conditions will reach KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Gauteng over the weekend.

Warnings for rain have been issued in the Western and Northern Cape provinces. Flood warnings across the Cape Town metropole have also been issued.

Farmers have also been warned that the cold, wet and windy weather might lead to snow, and that livestock should be moved to shelter.

Watch the South African News First video below for a full weather report.

Image credit: Cape Business News

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