UPDATE: Temperatures reach upper 30s, Coega records 41°C
2pm temperature and maximum up to 2 PM included
2 PM Temp Max Temp
- Joubertina 34C 34C
- Patensie 39C 39C
- Uitenhage 39C 39C
- Port Elizabeth 38C 39C
- Coega 41C 41C
- Port Alfred 38C 38C
- East London 38C 38C
- Graaf Reinett 33C 34C
- Ft Beaufort 37C 37C
- KWT/Bisho 35C 35C
- Addo 40C 40C
- Somerset East 35 C 36C
- Mthatha 34C 34C
- And just down the road George is sitting on a chilly 15C and Plett 17C.
Temperatures in most parts of the Eastern Cape by Wednesday afternoon, at 13:00hrs, had reached the upper 30s, with Coega recording a maximum of 41°C, says the South African Weather Services' Port Elizabeth office.
See full list of maximum temperatures recorded up to 1pm:
- Patensie 38°C
- Uitenhage 38°C
- Port Elizabeth 38°C
- PE Chatty 39°C
- Coega 41°C
- East London 38°C
- Ft Beaufort 36°C
- Addo 39°C
- Grahamstown 33°C
Most areas across the Eastern Cape are fast approaching a Discomfort Level of 100, with Coega, Addo and East London touching on that level already, the Port Elizabeth office of the South African Weather Services warned.
Temperatures recoded at 11am;
- Joubertina 31C
- Patensie 35C
- Uitenhage 35C
- Port Elizabeth 34C
- Coega 38C
- Port Alfred 36C
- East London 36C
- Graaf Reinett 32C
- Ft Beaufort 35C
- KWT/Bisho 34C
- Addo 36C
- Somerset East 32 C
- Mthatha 31C
By 10am on Wednesday, weather conditions over the Eastern Cape coast and adjacent interior had begun to climb towards uncomfortable levels, the Port Elizabeth office of the South African Weather Services warned.
According to Garth Sampson, Client Liaison officer at the SA Weather Services for the Eastern Cape, the following temperatures were recorded at 10am;
- Joubertina 27°C
- Patensie 33°C
- Uitenhage 33°C
- Port Elizabeth 25°C
- Coega 36°C
- Port Alfred 34°C
- East London 35°C
- Graaf Reinett 30°C
- Ft Beaufort 33°C
- KWT/Bisho 32°C
- Addo 31°C
- Somerset East 30°C
- Mthatha 29°C
On Wednesday morning the weather office also warned of veld fire conditions across the province.
HIGH DISCOMFORT AND HEAT WAVES
When temperature and humidity are high at the same time, humans ability to cool their bodies through sweating are reduced. This can be a real threat:
- Stay indoors in a cool room near a fan if possible
- The old and infirm must take extra care
- Listen to the radio or TV for warnings.
- Cease strenuous outdoor activity if advised
- Avoid playing sport
- Dress in light weight clothes
- Drink plenty of liquids NOT alcohol
HIGH DISCOMFORT AND HEAT WAVES DID YOU KNOW?
The temperature in a motor-car can rise to more than 10 degrees higher than the outside temperature in just 10 minutes and 20 C in 30 minutes. . Do not leave pets or children in motor-cars, especially in hot conditions.
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