Varying conditions expected over Christmas weekend


The Port Elizabeth branch of the South African Weather Service has issued the following forecast for Christmas weekend over the Eastern Cape.


Christmas Eve:

Partly cloudy and hot but warm along the coast, becoming cloudy in the east in the evening. Coastal winds moderate to fresh south westerly

Christmas Day:

Partly cloudy and warm to hot in the Western half of the province (West of the Fish River), but cool along the coast.

Cloudy and cool in the Eastern half with light rain in the former Transkei region spreading to East London by evening. Afternoon thundershowers are expected along the Lesotho border. Coastal winds moderate south easterly, freshening to north easterlies in the afternoon.

Boxing Day:

Cloudy and warm to cool along the coast. Widespread showers and thundershowers are expected over the entire Eastern Cape. Coastal wind fresh to strong easterly

Sunday 27th December

Cloudy and hot, but warm along the coast and in the east, where there will be some light rain. Coastal wind fresh to strong easterly