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Rain, cold and light snow expected this weekend over the Eastern Cape

Jul 19, 2019
Rain, cold and light snow expected this weekend over the Eastern Cape

Port Elizabeth - The Port Elizabeth office of the South African Weather Service on Friday said that its forecast for the weekend is still on track.

"Cold windy conditions will prevail over most of the Eastern Cape on Friday," described Garth Sampson, Client Liaison Officer for the SA Weather Service in the Eastern Cape.

"Rainy conditions will persist until later on Saturday.

"Light snowfalls are expected on over the peaks of the Cape Fold Mountains and the Winterberg in the areas of Beaufort West through Graaf Reinett to Stutterheim."

Sampson said that snow is also possible over the southern Drakensberg. 

"Very cold conditions will prevail until Sunday morning," he added.

"Temperatures will start recovering from Sunday afternoon." 

Latest rainfall figures

Station Names

19

Nelson Mandela Bay

 

AWOS

Port Elizabeth Airport

4.6

ARS

3rd Ave Dip

4.4

ARS

Blue Horizon Bay

4.4

AWSH

Chatty

NIL

AWS

Coega

NIL

AWSH

Fettes Road

0.6

ARS

Flower Reserve

2.2

AWSH

Motherwell

*

ARS

Riverstone Bridge

3.4

ARS

St Albans

3.0

AWS

Uitenhage

0.2

Man

Woodridge

0.2

Catchment

 

AWS

Joubertina

0.4

Man

Kareedouw

1.5

Man

Kouga Dam

0.5

AWS

Patensie

1.2

Man

Swartkops

 

0.1

Man

 

 

Other Towns

 

AWS

Addo

NIL

AWS

Bisho/KWT

NIL

AWS

Cape St Francis

2.6

AWS

Cradock

NIL

AWS

East London

NIL

AWS

Fort Beaufort

NIL

AWS

George

5.0

AWS

Graaff Reinet

NIL

AWS

Grahamstown

NIL

AWS

Henry`s Flats

NIL

AWS

Joubertina

NIL

AWS

Mossel Bay

0.4

AWS

Mthatha

NIL

AWS

Plettenberg bay

NIL

AWS

Port Alfred

NIL

AWS

Queenstown

NIL

 

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