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Brace yourself, it’s about to get cold again. The South African Weather Service has warned of a cold front that will see temperatures in the country dipping close to 0 degrees Celcius and, in some cases, well below freeze point.

A cold front is expected to hit the Western Cape with snow, rough winds and heavy rain today, with the rest of the provinces to follow as it moves west across the country.

EWN reports that the South African weather service forecaster, Bransby Bulo, said: "By Wednesday it will be out to the east of the country, with cold conditions remaining over most parts of the country. For Gauteng, we are looking at temperatures of maximums between 15 degrees and 18 degrees for Tuesday into Thursday."

Bloemfontein will experience the cold front at its worst with a minimum forecast of -7 degrees on Wednesday.

While the cold front is moving in, so is the threat of load shedding. Eskom has warned that its power system will be severely constrained for the week ahead as the return of generation units is delayed.

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