The Eastern Cape will experience a rainy day with cold temperatures in most parts of the province on Saturday, 29 July, according to the latest weather forecast by the South African Weather Service (SAWS).
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Weather conditions for major cities Gqeberha and East London
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DID YOU KNOW
How big is the Eastern Cape province?
The Eastern Cape is the second largest of South Africa’s nine provinces at 168 966 square kilometres
What is the population of the Eastern Cape?
The Eastern Cape is the fourth biggest in terms of population with an estimated 6.7 million inhabitants as per the most recent census in 2020.
What is the capital of the Eastern Cape?
Its capital is Bhisho, but its two largest cities are Gqeberha and East London.
Bhisho is situated at 32°50′58″S 27°26′17″E. The Office of the Premier, Provincial Legislature and many other government departments are headquartered in the town. The town is three kilometres from Qonce and 70 kilometres from East London.
Gqeberha is situated at 33°57′29″S 25°36′00″E. It was previously named Port Elizabeth and is colloquially referred to as P.E.. It is a major seaport and the most populous city in the Eastern Cape.
The Eastern Cape was formed in 1994 out of the Xhosa homelands of Transkei and Ciskei, together with the eastern portion of the Cape Province.
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