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Phew! Temperatures reach 40's in Patensie, Addo and Uitenhage

Jan 18, 2017
Phew! Temperatures reach 40's in Patensie, Addo and Uitenhage

What a hot day. Maximum day temperatures in most parts of the Eastern Cape reached the upper 30's - and some places broke the 40°C barrier, according to data released by the South African Weather Services' Port Elizabeth office.

According to Garth Sampson, the SA Weather Services' Client Liaison Officer for the Eastern Cape, the temperatures recorded at 2pm over Eastern Cape were as follows:

  • Patensie                                              42°C
  • Uitenhage                                           41°C
  • Addo                                                     41°C
  • Somerset East                                   38°C
  • Willowmore                                       38°C
  • Gerorge                                               37°C
  • Graaf Reinet                                      37°C
  • Plettenberg Bay                               36°C
  • Grahamstown                                   34°C
  • Bisho                                                     33°C
  • Cradock                                                33°C
  • Queenstown                                     32°C
  • Mthatha                                              30°C
  • Port Alfred                                          29°C
  • Port Elizabeth                                    28°C
  • East London                                       26°C