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UPDATED: Wind and isolated rain expected on Christmas Day in Eastern Cape

Dec 22, 2017
UPDATED: Wind and isolated rain expected on Christmas Day in Eastern Cape

If you were planning to spend your Christmas Day at the beach, it's probably a bad idea according to the South African Weather Service office in Port Elizabeth.

"WIND on Christmas Day is the main feature of this forecast," described Garth Sampson, Client Liaison Officer for the Eastern Cape at the South African Weather Service.

24 December 2017 - Weather Forecast:

"There will be drizzle along the East Coast and adjacent interior, with very isolated afternoon thunderstorms over the northern interior east of Graaff-Reinet," Sampson said.

25 December 2017 - Weather Forecast:

"It will be WINDY and partly cloudy along the coastal areas. Isolated short lived rain showers are possible along the coast. A small chance of very isolated thundershowers over the interior."

26 December 2017 - Weather Forecast:

Cloudy along the coast at first, becoming fine.

Rainfall measured 08h00 22 December2014

Nelson Mandela Bay

 

AWOS

Port Elizabeth Airport

4.6

ARS

3rd Ave Dip

5.0

ARS

Blue Horizon Bay

5.0

AWSH

Chatty

*

AWS

Coega

2.0

AWSH

Fettes Road

3.8

ARS

Flower Reserve

3.4

ARS

Lovemore Heights

1.6

AWSH

Motherwell

3.0

ARS

Riverstone Bridge

4.2

ARS

St Albans

4.0

AWS

Uitenhage

3.0

 

 

 

Catchment

 

AWS

Joubertina

Nil

Man

Kareedouw

4.0

Man

Kouga Dam

6.4

AWS

Patensie

4.2

 

 

 

Other Towns

 

AWS

Addo

5.0

AWS

Bisho/KWT

4.2

AWS

Cape St Francis

Nil

AWS

Cradock

22.2

AWS

East London

3.0

AWS

Fort Beaufort

16.4

AWS

George

Nil

AWS

Graaff Reinet

11.0

AWS

Grahamstown

3.6

AWS

Henry`s Flats

3.2

AWS

Joubertina

Nil

AWS

Mossel Bay

Nil

AWS

Mthatha

1.4

AWS

Plettenberg bay

Nil

AWS

Port Alfred

4.6

AWS

Queenstown

16.6

 

OTHER rainfall

Aliwal North 28 mm

Jamestown 31 mm