9 September 2021 Weather Alert: Severe Weather Warnings – Veld Fire Conditions

9 September 2021 Weather Alert: Severe Weather Warnings: Impact Based Weather Warnings for Western Cape and Namaqua: Veld Fire Conditions

 Hazard Affected Municipalities Valid From (SAST) Valid To (SAST)
 Veld Fire Conditions Beaufort West, Bergrivier, Cederberg, Hantam, Kamiesberg, Kannaland, Karoo Hoogland, Khâi-Ma, Laingsburg, Matzikama, Nama Khoi, Oudtshoorn, Prince Albert 09/09/21 12h00 10/09/21 18h00
Discussion: The warm temperatures, dry conditions and strong winds could 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: Fire teams, labour and equipment are to be placed on stand-by. 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.

SOUTH AFRICAN WEATHER SERVICE
Cape Town Weather Office
2nd Floor: Oval Office Park
Cape Town Int airport
Freight Road
Matroosfontein
Cape Town

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