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Your Eastern Cape weather picture for Saturday

Dec 3, 2016
Your Eastern Cape weather picture for Saturday

The South African Weather Services on Saturday morning again warned that very hot weather conditions and high discomfort levels are expected in most parts of the Eastern Cape throughout the day. 

Veld Fire Conditions are expected over the Dr Beyers Naude and Blue Crane Route local municipalities as well as the western parts of Chris Hani and Amathole Districts.

Extreme Heat is expected in many places in the Eastern Cape while high discomfort conditions are expected in the Makana, Nkonkobe, Ngqushwa and Buffalo City local municipalities.

The SA Weather Services office in Port Elizabeth on Friday warned of very hot conditions that are expected over most of the Eastern Cape Province on Saturday. 

"The public are cautioned to avoid strenuous labour outdoors and to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated," Garth Sampson, SA Weather Services Spokesman for the Eastern Cape.

"If outdoors the public should wear a hat and put on sunblock to avoid burnt skin and sunstroke.

"Some interior stations may experience extremely hot conditions with maximums reaching above 40°C."

Read more: VERY HOT AND UNCOMFORTABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED OVER EASTERN CAPE