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Friday morning, the coldest this year and the coldest since 3 July 2016!

JUNE 9, 2017
Friday morning, the coldest this year and the coldest since 3 July 2016!

Temperatures fell below freezing on Friday morning in many parts of the Eastern Cape interior, according to the Port Elizabeth office of the South African Weather Service.

"This morning showed the first REAL sign of winter," said Garth Sampson, Client Liaison Officer for the Eastern Cape at the South African Weather Service.

"At 6 am this morning the mercury dropped to 1.4 C. It is the coldest this year and the coldest since 3 July last year (2016)

"Also is the joint coldest day in June since 2013 when the mercury dropped to 1.1 C."

Minimum temperatures

  • Bullesfontein                     -15.4C
  • Jamestown                         -9.2 C
  • Aliwal North                       -7.9C
  • Somerset East                   -5.6C
  • Elliot                                      -5.1C
  • Wueenstown                    -4.9C
  • Graaf Reinett                     -4.8C
  • Willowmore                       -2.6C
  • Joubertina                          -0.5C
  • Addo                                     -0.4C

Other

  • Plettenberg Bay               6.1C
  • Uitenhage                           0.0C
  • East London                       6.3C
  • Port Elizabeth                    1.4C
  • Mthatha                              1.0C
  • George                                 2.4C
  • Mossel Bay                         5.1C

According to the SA Weather Service website, severe frost is also expected in places in the northern interior of the Eastern Cape on Friday.