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Second coldest maximum temperature in Port Elizabeth recorded on Thursday

Sep 7, 2018
Second coldest maximum temperature in Port Elizabeth recorded on Thursday

If you felt a bit chilly in Port Elizabeth on Thursday, it is because the region had an extremely cold maximum temperature, according to the South African Weather Service's PE office.

"The mercury only rose to 10.8C.

"This is the second coldest maximum temperature on record for September," described Garth Sampson, Client Liaison Officer for the Eastern Cape at the South African.

"The record of 10.7C occurred ion 2 September 1974."

Sampson said that the coldest maximum temperature ever in Port Elizabeth was 10.0C and occurred on 15 July 1971.

Meanwhile, on Friday afternoon, Sampson said that there is some good news concerning rainfall in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality's main catchment areas. 

"Measured up to 12 noon and STILL raining steadily," he described.

"Uniondale de hoop ARS = 10.6mm; Joubertina AWS = 26.6mm;  Willowmore = 3.2mm; and Kareedouw 40 mm." 

Sampson said that there are reports that Krom river flowing nicely. 

He added that there is snow at Musgund, Krakeel and Louterwater as well as light snow in the Patensie mountains and a layer of snow on the Cockscomb.