PE reaches highest temperature in 50 years

Port Elizabeth reached it’s highest temperature in 50 years on Thursday (30/03/2017).

It was a swelter day with a 40.2 C recorded at Port Elizabeth Airport in the afternoon.

Yesterday was one of the only four times that the temperature exceeded 40 C in PE.

This was the second highest temperature in the city since the 1960’s.

The highest was 40.7 C measured on 11/03/1965.

The top 4 list is 

  • 40.7 C in 1965
  • 40.2 C in 2017
  • 40.1 C in 2003
  • 40.0 C in 1991

Other hot temperatures were

  • Uitenhage at 41.6C
  • Addo at 41.9 C
  • Coega 44.1C

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