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Cold weather prompts EMS to urge S. Africans to be cautious with heating devices


Cold weather prompts EMS to urge S. Africans to be cautious with heating devices

A cold front is expected to make landfall in parts of the of the Western Cape on Saturday, and temperatures have already plummeted.

FILE: Cold weather conditions are also expected to reach KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, and the Free State on Saturday. Picture: Pixabay

JOHANNESBURG – With temperatures expected to drop around the country this weekend, emergency medical services have urged residents to be cautious when using heating devices.

A cold front is expected to make landfall in parts of the of the Western Cape on Saturday, and temperatures have already plummeted.

These conditions are also expected to reach KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, and the Free State on Saturday.

Forecaster Kumsa Masizana said: “As the cold front moves eastward there will be a drop in temperatures in the Eastern Cape, the Free State province as well as KwaZulu-Natal. Also moving into the eastern parts of KwaZulu-Natal, it will be cold in places along the escarpment of Mpumalanga.”

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