#Coldfront trends on Twitter as South Africa freezes

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After turning Cape Town into a temporary lake, and the rest of the Western and Eastern Cape into a winter wonderland, the July cold front has made its way through South Africa’s interior.

People are not happy.

The hashtag #coldfront began trending across the city and South Africa early Tuesday morning in a response to the extreme cold felt over much of the Free State, Eastern Cape and Gauteng.

According to the South African Weather Service, these were some of the low temperatures forecast last night:

  • Bloemfontein, FS: -7°C
  • Bethlehem, FS: -8°C
  • Potchesfstoom, NW: -6°C
  • Standerton, MP: -6°C
  • Sutherland, NC: -6°C
  • Vereeninging, GP: -2°C
  • Johannesburg, GP: 0°C

And judging by pictures on Twitter, the weather service got its predictions spot on.

The cold front is also set to impact water and electricity supply across Johannesburg today.

Those not issuing information on Twitter gave valuable advise instead.

The cold conditions are set to persist for much of the week.

Feature image: Myriams-Fotos via Pixabay (CC0)

Andy Walker
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