Gauteng residents have been advised to wrap up warmly on Friday with a cold front moving over the province. Friday morning kicked off with partly cloudy conditions and a strong cold wind once again bringing with it the promise of a cold weekend.
The South African Weather Service has warned of two successive cold fronts, with one already moving eastwards after making landfall in the Western Cape. The second cold front has moved through the interior, impacting Gauteng and other parts of the country’s interior.
“We want to encourage all our residents throughout the city, as they try to warm themselves, to look after all the heating devices, things like heaters, paraffin candles, Imbawula, and not to leave them unattended while in use, so that we can be able to prevent fire incidents during this cold front,” Mulaudzi said.
He said that emergency services were on standby as people try to keep themselves warm.
The weather service said that Gauteng, certain parts of the Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, and Mpumalanga will most be affected by the cold weather.