Apr 5, 2019Relatively good weather expected for 2019 Standard Bank IRONMAN African ChampionshipPort Elizabeth – The hundreds of athletes, who have descended on the Nelson Mandela Bay, and the thousands of spectators expected to throng the Summerstrand beachfront for the 2019 Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship, will be relieved to know that the Port Elizabeth office of the SA Weather Service is predicting a mostly sunny and clear day on Sunday.On Saturday, however, the Kids’ IRONMAN contestants will have to battle it out under mostly cloudy skies.The weather will start clearing on Saturday afternoon as the IRONMAN competitors put the final touches to their preparations.Athletes from all over South Africa, as well as international athletes from more than 40 different countries have already entered to participate in the 2019 Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay. Among them is 34-year-old amputee and former Nyaope (a street drug in South Africa) user, Xolani Luvuno, whose story has captured the hearts of the nation.Forecast for IronmanSaturday 6th April 2019TimeWind Km/hSwell (m)Temp °CWeather08h00ENE’y 15 – 25South 2.2 but choppy East secondary swell18Mostly cloudy. A few drops of rain on the cycle route10h00E’ly 21 – 40South 2.1 but choppy East secondary swell20Mostly cloudy. A few drops of rain on the cycle route12h00E’ly 21 – 40South 2.1 but choppy East secondary swell21Mostly cloudy14h00E’ly 27 – 46South 2.021Mostly cloudy. A few drops of rain on the cycle route16h00E’ly 26 – 49N/A20Mostly sunny18h00E’ly 23 – 44N/A19Clear20h00ENE’ly 23 – 43N/A18Clear22h00NE’ly 20 – 38N/A18ClearSunday 7th April 2019 TimeWind Km/hSwell (m)Temp °CWeather06h00NE’ly 19 – 32SW 1.8 secondary chop E 0.917Clear08h00NE’ly 20 – 35South 1.7 secondary chop East 1.118Clear10h00E’ly 27 – 49S 1.7 secondary chop East 1.022Clear12h00ENE’ly 27 – 50S 1.7 secondary chop East 1.023Clear14h00E’ly 35 – 62N/A23Clear16h00E’ly 35 – 65N/A21Clear18h00E’ly 35 – 65N/A20Clear20h00ENE 31 – 60N/A19Clear22h00NE 28 – 50N/A19ClearFollow more RNEWS articles, subscribe to our YouTube channel and for breaking news LIKE us on Facebook. For news on the Western Cape click here.