Nov 11, 2015

Temperatures rise to record in El Nino drought

Johannesburg
Pretoria
South Africa
by
Tshepiso Mokhema
,
MoneyWeb
South Africa’s biggest city, Johannesburg, and the capital, Pretoria, recorded their hottest day ever on Tuesday. (Image:Moneyweb)
South Africa’s biggest city, Johannesburg, and the capital, Pretoria, recorded their hottest day ever on Tuesday. (Image:Moneyweb)

South Africa’s biggest city, Johannesburg, and the capital, Pretoria, recorded their hottest day ever on Tuesday as a drought caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon drains water supplies. The temperature soared to 39.8 degrees Celsius (103.4 degrees Fahrenheit) at a weather station at the University of South Africa, eclipsing a February 27, 1960 high of 39.7 degrees, the South African Weather Service said.