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10 August 2021 Weather Advisory: Western Cape and Namaqua

Please find included the Impact Based Warning for the Western Cape and Namaqua Region of Northern Cape:

Alert Level Affected Municipalities Valid From (SAST) Valid To (SAST)
Advisory Beaufort West, Breede Valley, Hantam, Kannaland, Karoo Hoogland, Laingsburg, Langeberg, Oudtshoorn, Prince Albert andWitzenberg. 12/08/21  – 00h00 13/08/21 – 00h00

Discussion: The public and small stock farmers are advised that very cold conditions with daytime temperatures below 10°C are expected to set in over the Western Cape and southern Namakwa District (N. Cape) on Thursday and Friday, due to a cold front moving through the areas, bringing in light snowfalls over the mountain peaks and very cold conditions. Fresh to strong south-easterly winds (30-50km/h) can be expected for both days resulting in a significant wind chill factor. This will cause temperatures to feel much colder outdoors.

Impact: For the farmers, low temperatures, especially in the early hours of the mornings may lead to a loss of vulnerable livestock and crops.

Instruction: Keep warm by wearing appropriate winter clothes, where possible stay indoors. Avoid brazier or open fire to keep warm, in an unventilated room to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Listen to the radio or TV for warnings and obey the instructions from disaster management officers.

Cape Town Weather Office
2nd Floor: Oval Office Park
Cape Town Int airport
Freight Road
Cape Town

Tel: 021 935 5700

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Report any weather related incidents to the Garden Route Disaster Management Centre at: 044 805 5071.