Weather Alert: Severe Weather Alert: Impact Based Weather Warning for Western Cape and Namaqua
The South African Weather Service has issued the following Impact Based Severe Weather Forecast:
HAZARD: Veld Fire Conditions
Alert Level: Red(L10)
Affected Municipalities: Beaufort West, Breede Valley, Cederberg, Drakenstein, Hantam, Kamiesberg, Kannaland, Karoo Hoogland, Laingsburg, Matzikama, Nama Khoi, Prince Albert, Swartland and Witzenberg.
Valid From (SAST): 21/01/2021 – 08h00
Valid To (SAST): 22/01/2021 – 20h00
Discussion: Weather conditions which include hot temperatures, fresh to strong winds and low humidity might result in the development of runaway and veld/bush fires.
Impact: Conditions are such that the FDI index is above 75. Under these conditions, fires may develop and spread rapidly resulting in damage to property and possible loss of human and/or animal life.
Instruction: All personnel and equipment should be removed from the field. Fire teams, labour and equipment are to be placed on full standby. At the first sign of smoke, every possible measure should be taken in order to bring the fire under control in the shortest possible time.
Report any severe weather-related incidents to the Garden Route Disaster Management Centre at telephone number 044 805 5071.
“This warning from SA Weather Service must be communicated as received and may not be altered under any circumstance. It must be forwarded or communicated in its entirety and no portion hereof may be replicated or copied and distributed.”