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Your latest weather prediction for IRONMAN 2017 weekend

Mar 31, 2017
Your latest weather prediction for IRONMAN 2017 weekend

For those planning to attend the Wings and Wheels Festival at the Uitenhage Airfield, Uitenhage, and the Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship 2017 in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, this weekend, the South African Weather Service's Port Elizabeth office on Friday predicted a mix of fine weather and cloudy conditions.

Wings and Wheels Festival: Uitenhage Airfield 31 Mar – 1 Apr

Friday 31 March 2017 (5H00 – 17H00 SAST)

Synopsis:

"The tail end of a cold front passes over Cape Town and then slips south of the country. A surface high pressure ridges in along the south coast in the evening behind the passing cold front," describes Garth Sampson, the SA Weather Service's Client Liaison Officer for the Eastern Cape.

General weather: Mid-level cloud producing light showers at times. Cloud base at 13000ft amsl

Surface wind:  S to SW, 15 to 20 km/h

Max temperature: 30 C

Saturday 1 April 2017 (05H00 – 17H00 SAST)

Synopsis:

"The surface high pressure continues to ridge in from the south west, clouding up and cooling the coastal areas and adjacent interior," Sampson said. 

General weather: Broken (6/8 Octas) base FL030 until 10:00; From 10:00 Broken (5/8 Octas) base FL035

Surface wind: W to SW 10 to 15 km/h until 11:00, after which SE 10 to 15 km/h

Max temperature: 25 C

IRON MAN – Nelson Mandela Bay 1 – 2 April

Saturday 1 April 2017

Synopsis:

"The surface high pressure continues to ridge in from the south west, clouding up the coastal areas and adjacent interior," Sampson said. 

Weather: Cloudy to partly cloudy and warm.

Swell: 06h00 1.5m; 12h00 1.5m

Surface wind:  
06H00 SAST: W at 20 km/h
14H00 SAST: SSW at 10 km/h
17H00 SAST: SE at 15 km/h
20h00 SAST: NE 10 km/h

Temperature:  
06H00 SAST: 18 C
14H00 SAST: 24 C
17H00 SAST: 21 C
20h00 SAST: 18 C

Sunday 2 April 2017

Synopsis:

"A surface trough results in clear, dry conditions," said Sampson.

Weather: Cloudy in the morning, otherwise fine.

Swell:
06h00 1.6m
12h00 1.6m

Surface wind:
06H00 SAST: NE at 8 km/h
14H00 SAST: SE at 20 km/h
17H00 SAST: SSW at 15 km/h
20H00 SAST: SW at 25 km/h
00H00 SAST: WSW at 30 km/h gusting 50km/h

Temperature:
06H00 SAST: 19 C
14H00 SAST: 26 C
17H00 SAST: 22 C
20H00 SAST: 19 C
00H00 SAST: 18C