El Niño 2.0 in SA on the way: Hottest day in 50 Years recorded in Port Elizabeth
Cape Town – SA’s severe weather patterns are continuing, with Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape reporting its hottest day in 50 years on Thursday, 30 March. A sweltering 40.2°C was measured at Port Elizabeth Airport at 14:00 on Thursday, marking the second highest temperature in the city since 1960.
This is according to Garth Sampson for the Eastern Cape office of the South African Weather Service, who told Traveller24 that the highest temperature ever was 40.7°C, measured on 11 March 1965.
“That makes it the hottest day in PE in 50 Years,” Sampson says.Thursday’s high temperature is one of the only four times that the temperature exceeded 40°C in the city.
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