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Coldest temps since 2014 recorded overnight in East London

JULY 8, 2016
Coldest temps since 2014 recorded overnight in East London

While most were sleeping, just before sunrise the mercury dropped to an almost record low in East London, when 4.1° C was measured, says Garth Sampson, the South African Weather Services' Client Liaison Officer for the Eastern Cape.  

"This is the coldest since 2014 when 3.6°C was measured in July. It is however the 3rd coldest since the turn of the century.

"The lowest minimums since 2000 in East London have been:

  • 2005       3.1°C
  • 2014       3.6°C
  • 2016       4.1°C."

 Sampson said that the coldest on record is 2.6°C measured in June 1963. 

Other Minimum temperatures measured this morning

  • Port Elizabeth                    2.5°C
  • Uitenhage                           0.1°C
  • George                                 4.1°C
  • East London                       4.1°C
  • Mthatha                              0.2°C
  • Buffelsfontein                   -9.5°C
  • Aliwal North                       -6.4°C
  • Graaf Reinet                      -3.3°C
  • Barkley East                        -3.6C
  • Elliot                                      -3.4°C