Rain on the cards for Qunu

FILE PIC. Residents endure the rain, 28 November 2013, in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. Picture: Alaister Russell

Mourners travelling to Qunu for Nelson Mandela’s funeral on Sunday should pack raincoats and umbrellas.

The South African Weather Service said yesterday wet conditions are expected in the Eastern Cape.

Speaking to The Citizen yesterday, weather forecaster Jan Vermeulen said there is still a 60% chance of showers and thundershowers today.

“We anticipate a 30% chance of rainfall on Saturday as well as on Sunday,” Vermeulen said.

“Daytime temperatures are expected to range between 21°C and 24°C between today and Sunday,” he said.

Meanwhile, Gauteng residents planning to go and view Madiba lying in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria today and tomorrow, can also expect a 30% chance of showers and thundershowers.

Vermeulen added that maximum temperatures are set to be in the early 30s.



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