Gale force winds, icy conditions and heavy swells in St Francis

Gale force south-westerly winds, and heavy rains have been forecast for Cape St Francis and Port Alfred from today, 31 July 2012.

Plus there will be heavy swells with wave heights in excess of 4m west of Cape St Francis on Wednesday, 1 August 2012.  Very cold conditions are expected over the interior Wednesday and Thursday.

The South African weather bureau website has been inaccessible most of this afternoon. Earlier warnings  for the Eastern Cape from the bureau for the Eastern Cape include the possibility of fierce winds, heavy rain and snowfalls in the mountains tonight and continuing till tomorrow. These conditions are expected to spread inland tomorrow morning.

Overall weather conditions will be bitterly cold, wet and windy today and tomorrow.

Flash flooding is expected places along the southern coastline and adjacent interiors tonight and tomorrow.

Update Wednesday, 1 August 2012:

Wednesday Morning and Afternoon: Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 14C. Winds from the SW at 35 to 45 km/h. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 3.0 mm possible.

Wednesday Night: Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 6C. Breezy. Winds from the West at 10 to 35 km/h. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 1.0 mm possible.

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