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Adverse weather warnings for Eastern Cape

Jun 2, 2015
Adverse weather warnings for Eastern Cape

The SA Weather Services has issued more adverse weather warnings after Port Alfred and the Garden Route were pumelled by rain and winds this week. According to the PE branch of the SA Weather Service, Port Alfred received 77 mm of rain while Plettenberg Bay, Mossel Bay and George received between 34 and 40 mm of rain in the past 24 hours.

East London and Patensie received 28mm while several other weather stations across the province recorded between 16 and 18mm.

Scattered showers are expected over the western regions of the Eastern Cape west of a line from Port Elizabeth to Cradock, on Tuesday. 

Heavier showers and thundershowers can be expected to move eastwards,  reaching the line between Port Elizabeth and Cradock around 7.30 on Tuesday evening and lasting until Wednesday morning.

Warnings for Thursday 04/06/2015

Flooding is expected in places along the coast and adjacent interior of the Eastern Cape excluding areas north of Port St Johns areas most at risk are areas along the coast and adjacent interior between Cannon Rocks and East London where significant rainfall has already been recorded in places

Disruptive snow falls expected over the mountain passes towards evening and overnight. 

High seas with wave heights exceeding 8m and a southerly direction coinciding with a spring tide may result in a possibility of storm surges and destructive coastal wave conditions along the southern and south eastern coast line.

Strong to Gale force SSW'ly winds over the south and south east coast and adjacent interior.


---additional reporting AlgoaFM News