Eastern Cape residents are urged to stay warm in this weekend

Nontando mafanya
30 April 2016

Eastern Cape residents have been warned to brace themselves for chilly and wet conditions this weekend as a severe cold front passes through the province.

South African Weather Service forecaster Phumla Goba yesterday said in a statement opposing weather conditions were caused by a surface high pressure system which extended its ridge over the Eastern Cape, behind a frontal system.

East London temperatures are expected to start at 12°C today, peaking at a low 14°C. Bhisho residents should expect a low 8°C, warming to a chilly 13°C later in the afternoon.

Mthatha started out at 7°C this morning and is expected to peak at 13°C. A warning of heavy clouds and very cold temperatures are expected, with showers in some places.