Ricochet News

Several Eastern Cape towns experienced temperatures in the 30s and 40s

Oct 17, 2019
Several Eastern Cape towns experienced temperatures in the 30s and 40s

Port Elizabeth - The Port Elizabeth office of the South African Weather Service on Thursday said that numerous areas in the Eastern Cape experienced temperatures in the high 30s/early 40s.

According to Garth Sampson, the SA Weather Service's Client Liaison Officer for the Eastern Cape, notable temperatures were: 

  • Addo                                     45.0 C (record for October previous 44.5 C and just short of all time record of 45.5 C
  • Fort Beaufort                     42.5 C
  • Middleton                           42.3 C
  • Graaf Reinett                     40.0 C
  • Grahamstown                   39.6 C
  • Joubertina                           39.5 C
  • Cradock                                39.4 C
  • Mthatha                               39.3 C
  • Port Elizabeth                    39.0 C
  • Patensie                               38.6 C
  • East London                        33.1 C

"Although cooling has started along the south coast, significant cooling is not expected over the interior before Saturday evening," Sampson said.

Follow more RNEWS articles, subscribe to our YouTube channel and for breaking news LIKE us on Facebook. For news on the Western Cape click here.

For great savings on life’s little pleasures visit Bargain Buys!  Know somebody who is getting married, Wedding and Function can assist.  Have kids, then you need to visit Kids Connection. Enjoy food and travel, then visit Home Food and Travel. Need assistance with an online presence, visit Agency One.