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Cold, wet and windy spell of weather to affect eastern areas of South Africa on Thursday and Friday and the highveld on Saturday.

2pm temperature and wind speed on Thursday.

2pm temperature and wind speed on Thursday.

A cold and unsettled spell of weather is expected for large areas of South Africa between Thursday and Saturday this week. A cold front will affect the SW Cape and Cape Town tomorrow (Wednesday) leading to a few showers in the morning, the front and showers will become more isolated as they move up the coast but are expected affect coastal areas of the Eastern Cape and KZN tomorrow afternoon and evening.

2pm temperature and wind speed on Friday.

2pm temperature and wind speed on Friday.

Another, more powerful front is then expected on Thursday. This front will lead to scattered showers over Cape Town and the SW Cape on Thursday morning with widespread showers expected along the Garden Route, coastal parts of the Eastern Cape and coastal parts and the central interior of KZN from the afternoon. The air behind this front will be cold for the time of the year and will be accompanied by strong winds along the coast. On Thursday, maximum temperatures of around 15-17C can be expected in Cape Town, George and PE with temperatures expected to reach around 20C in Durban.

2pm temperature and wind speed on Saturday.

2pm temperature and wind speed on Saturday.

On Friday the showers will ease over the Garden Route and the Eastern Cape but will continue to affect eastern areas of KZN. The showers, which may be heavy at times, will also push into western parts of KZN, the extreme NE of the Free State, southern parts of Limpopo, Gauteng and Mpumulanga. Conditions over the western interior of KZN and the extreme NE of the Free State are expected to be very cold for the time of year on Friday with temperatures struggling to reach double figures in places like Newcastle and Harrismith. Coastal areas of KZN will fair better but will stil be cold with a maximum temperature of only 18C expected in Durban.

By Saturday, the cold air is expected to have reached the highveld, although there is uncertainty in the expected weather conditions, temperatures may only reach 12-15C in Gauteng on Saturday.

Over the weekend temperatures will begin to warm up over western areas of the country with strong SE winds expected in Cape Town.

AfricaWeather will continue to keep you posted on this weather event via our Twitter Feed and Facebook page.

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