UPDATED: final Christmas weather expectations

DECEMBER 24, 2015

The Port Elizabeth branch of the South African Weather Service has issued the following updated weather predictions for the Christmas weekend.


Christmas Eve:

Partly cloudy and hot but warm along the coast and adjacent interior, becoming cloudy with light rain along the Wild Coast and adjacent interior. Coastal winds fresh to strong south westerly.

Christmas Day:

Partly cloudy and warm, but cool along the coast and adjacent interior. Light rain is expected over the Eastern Half of the Eastern Cape (Transkei / East London area) later. Coastal winds moderate to fresh south westerly, becoming southerly.

Boxing Day:

Cloudy and warm to cool along the coast. Rain is expected over most of the Eastern Half of the Eastern Cape. Coastal wind fresh easterly to north easterly

Sunday 27th December

Cloudy at first in the east, otherwise partly cloudy and hot, but warm along the coast. Coastal wind fresh to strong easterly to north easterly.

Warning for beachgoers

On the 24th strong westerly winds are expected, which will generate some large swell. The winds will peak in the afternoon, coinciding with a spring high tide (15h00). Bathers should be cautious of rip currents and fisherman must be cautious of the higher than normal tide levels. Similar conditions will persist for most of the weekend.