22 January 2021 Weather Alert: Severe Weather Alert: Impact Based Weather Warnings for Western Cape and Namaqua

Weather Alert: Severe Weather Alert: Impact Based Weather Warnings for Western Cape and Namaqua

TheĀ South African Weather ServiceĀ has issued the following Impact Based Severe Weather Forecast:

HAZARD: Veld Fire Conditions

Alert Level:Ā Red(L10)

Affected Municipalities: Beaufort West, Breede Valley, Cederberg, Hantam, Kamiesberg, Kannaland, Karoo Hoogland, Laingsburg, Langeberg, Matzikama, Nama Khoi, Prince Albert and Witzenberg.

Valid From (SAST): 22/01/2021 – 01h00

Valid To (SAST): 23/01/2021 – 18h00

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 theĀ Garden Route Disaster Management CentreĀ atĀ telephoneĀ numberĀ 044Ā 805 5071.

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ā€œThis warning from SA Weather Service must be communicated as received and may not be altered under any circumstance.Ā  It must be forwarded or communicated in its entirety andĀ no portion hereof may be replicated or copied and distributed.ā€