Coldest temps since 2014 recorded overnight in East London
While most were sleeping, just before sunrise the mercury dropped to an almost record low in East London, when 4.1° C was measured, says Garth Sampson, the South African Weather Services' Client Liaison Officer for the Eastern Cape.
"This is the coldest since 2014 when 3.6°C was measured in July. It is however the 3rd coldest since the turn of the century.
"The lowest minimums since 2000 in East London have been:
- 2005 3.1°C
- 2014 3.6°C
- 2016 4.1°C."
Sampson said that the coldest on record is 2.6°C measured in June 1963.
Other Minimum temperatures measured this morning
- Port Elizabeth 2.5°C
- Uitenhage 0.1°C
- George 4.1°C
- East London 4.1°C
- Mthatha 0.2°C
- Buffelsfontein -9.5°C
- Aliwal North -6.4°C
- Graaf Reinet -3.3°C
- Barkley East -3.6C
- Elliot -3.4°C
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