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Severe Weather Alert

The Cape Town Weather Office has issued the following severe weather alert:

HAZARD: Damaging Winds
Alert Level: Warning
Valid From (SAST): 01/07/2019 – 11h00
Valid To (SAST): 02/07/2019 – 21h00

Gale force westerly to south-westerly winds (65-70km/h) are expected along the coastal areas between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay this afternoon (Monday). Gale force north-westerly winds (65-75km/h) are expected along the coastal areas between Cape Point and Cape Agulhas from early tomorrow morning (Tuesday), moderating the evening.

Description: Strong damaging winds
Strong damaging winds often occur along coastal regions, but also often occur during thunderstorm activity. These winds are sudden and can cause much damage.

Precautions:  Strong damaging winds
Stay indoors where possible away from the windows that open towards the severe winds. Be aware of the following: – sudden cross winds if traveling especially between buildings, fallen trees or power lines and flying debris.
Small boats must stay away from the open sea and seek shelter of a harbour, river estuary or protected bay.
Parked aircraft should be pointed into the direction of the wind and secured. Listen to the radio or TV for warnings and obey the instructions from disaster management officers.

Report any incidents to the Garden Route District Municipality Disaster Management Centre at: 044-805 5071.