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Cold front headed for the Eastern Cape coastline

Jun 25, 2020
Cold front headed for the Eastern Cape coastline

Port Elizabeth - On Friday, a cold front is expected to brush the coastline with isolated showers and rain along the coastal regions for the Eastern Cape, the Port Elizabeth office of SA Weather Service said.

"On Saturday a second cold front moves south of the country with winds expected to increase to 60km/h, reaching a maximum of 90km/h at times through the evening and into Sunday evening along the Eastern Cape coastal areas," described a statement by Stephanie Hinze and Lelo Kleinbooi.

"High seas with waves heights from 6 to 7 m along the South Coast from Saturday late afternoon, spreading to the Wild Coast on Sunday.

"The public is advised to stay home due to the strong winds affecting the roads, especially for high-sided vehicles and localized temporary structures.  Beaches goers are advised to take caution as seas are expected to choppy for the weekend."


The statement said that on Saturday, winds are expected to increase to 35kts mainly along the South Coast, reaching a maximum of 50kt through the evening and into Sunday.

"The waves heights is expected to reach 4 to 6 m on Saturday afternoon along the South Coast, spreading through to Port Edward overnight. Wave heights will increase to 6 to 9 m on Saturday evening, spreading to Coffee Bay on Sunday afternoon."

It added that there will be localized disruptions to ports and small harbors with risk of small vessels capsizing and medium vessels dragging.

"There will be a danger in navigation."

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