Weather warning for Eastern Cape

The Port Elizabeth Weather Office has issued the following warning:

Discomfort Indices are around the 100 mark AGAIN over most of the Eastern Cape, with some stations approaching the HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH mark of 110.

It will be advisable to cancel school sport as these figures are forecast to rise.

No wind at Marina Martinique with swimming being the only viable sport on offer today

Plettenberg Bay 93
Joubertina 108
Cape St Francis 92
Uitenhage 107
Port Elizabeth 95
Coega 96
Port Alfred 99
East London 101
Pt St Johns 106
Graaf Reinett 102
Cradock 102
Ft Beaufort 106
Grahamstown 101
Bisho 101
Queenstown 96
Mthatha 101
Storms River 106
Addo 107

80- 90 Moderate Uncomfortable
90-100 Very Uncomfortable
100-110 Extremely Uncomfortable (Stop School Sport and Hard Labour)
110 + Hazardous to Health (All outdoor activity to cease)


Discomfort Index

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A. Introduction

When temperature and humidity are high at the same time, humans ability to cool their bodies through sweating are reduced. This can be a real threat:


• Stay indoors in a cool room near a fan if possible
• The old and infirm must take extra care
• Listen to the radio or TV for warnings.
• Cease strenuous outdoor activity if advised
• Avoid playing sport
• Dress in light weight clothes
• Drink plenty of liquids NOT alcohol


The temperature in a motor-car can rise to more than 10 degrees higher than the outside temperature in just 10 minutes and 20 C in 30 minutes. Do not leave pets or children in motor cars, especially in hot conditions.

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