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Summer cold front to hit Western Cape

The weather service says a cold front will hit the WC tomorrow.

Roads flooded due to heavy rains in Edgemead, Cape Town on 28 August 2013. Picture: Glen De Goede/iWitness

CAPE TOWN - Capetonians have been warned to brace themselves for a cold front this weekend.

The South African Weather Service says that the cold air system will make landfall over the peninsula by midday tomorrow.

Forecasters say minimum temperatures of 12 degrees can be expected in some parts of the province.

"At this stage there is no warning of snowfall, but we are expecting very cold temperatures," said senior forecaster Bransby Bulo.

Bulo said the cold temperatures will be accompanied by rainfall although no thunderstorm warnings have been issued.

The cold weather system is expected to move over to the Eastern Cape by Saturday.

"By Sunday the cold front will have left the country."

Meanwhile, in the interior of the country, thunderstorms are expected to last throughout the weekend.

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