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Here is your weather picture for Wings and Wheels Festival and IRONMAN weekend

Mar 28, 2017
Here is your weather picture for Wings and Wheels Festival and IRONMAN weekend

For those planning to attend the Wings and Wheels Festival at the Uitenhage Airfield, Uitenhage, and the Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship 2017 in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, this weekend, the South African Weather Service's Port Elizabeth office on Tuesday morning predicted a mix of fine weather and cloudy conditions.

Wings and Wheels Festival: Uitenhage Airfield 31 Mar – 1 Apr

Friday 31 March 2017 (5H00 – 17H00 SAST)


"The tail end of a cold front passes over Cape Town and then slips south of the country. A surface high pressure ridges in along the south coast behind the passing cold front," described Garth Sampson, the SA Weather Service's Client Liaison Officer for the Eastern Cape. 

General weather: Fine conditions

Surface wind: Southerly to south westerly, 15 to 20 kph

Max temperature: 29 C

Saturday 1 April 2017 (5H00 – 17H00 SAST)


"A surface high pressure ridges in from the south west, clouding up the coastal areas and adjacent interior.  Cloud east of East London may be thick enough to generate light rain," Samspon said.

General weather: Fine until 10:00 SAST; From 10:00 Scattered base FL030

Surface wind: SW 12 to 32 kph

Max temperature: 25 C


IRON MAN – Nelson Mandela Bay 1 – 2 April

Saturday 1 April 2017


"A surface high pressure ridges in over the Eastern Cape," Sampson said.

Weather: Partly cloudy

Swell: 06h00 4 – 5 ft; 12h00 3 – 4 ft.

Surface wind06H00 SAST: WSW at 20 kph; 14H00 SAST: SW at 40 kph gusting 50 kph; 17H00 SAST: SW at 25 kph; gusting 30 kph; 20h00 SAST: WSW 20 kph

Temperature: 06H00 SAST: 19 C; 14H00 SAST: 23 C; 17H00 SAST: 21 C; 20h00 SAST: 18 C

Sunday 2 April 2017


"Bergwind conditions dominate over the Eastern Cape ahead of an approaching cold front," Sampson said.

Weather: partly cloudy until early afternoon.  Thereafter clear.

Swell: 06h00 4 - 5ft; 12h00 4 - 5ft. 

Surface wind06H00 SAST: NE at 10 kph; 14H00 SAST: E at 20 kph; 17H00 SAST: E at 30 kph; 20H00 SAST: E at 22 kph

Temperature: 06H00 SAST: 17 C; 14H00 SAST: 25 C; 17H00 SAST: 22 C; 20H00 SAST: 21 C