Gauteng residents urged to be safe as cold front looms

Forecasters have warned of chilly and wet conditions across Gauteng, with temperatures expected to drop significantly from Sunday.

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JOHANNESBURG - Emergency services officials in Gauteng have warned residents to keep safety front of mind while trying to keep warm this weekend as a cold front rolls in.

Forecasters have warned of chilly and wet conditions across the province, with temperatures expected to drop significantly from Sunday.

The cold front is currently moving toward the Western Cape, where forecasters say a sprinkling of snow is expected in high-lying areas.

Johannesburg emergency services' Robert Mulaudzi says residents in all areas should avoid leaving heating appliances unattended.

“Our message also goes to residents in formal residential areas. Most of them use heaters to warm themselves and so we urge them to make sure those heaters are not left unattended.”