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13 October 2021 Impact Based Weather Warnings for Western Cape and Namaqua: Yellow level 2: Damaging Winds

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

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Hazard Alert Level Affected Municipalities Valid From (SAST) Valid To (SAST)
 Damaging Winds Yellow(L2)
(High likelihood of Minor Impacts)
M_Bitou, M_Cape Agulhas, M_Cape Agulhas, M_City of Cape town, M_George, M_Hessequa, M_Knysna, M_Mossel Bay, M_Overstrand, M_Table Bay 13/10/21 18h00 17/10/21 00h00

Discussion: A series of cold fronts are expected on Thursday and Saturday over the south western parts of the country. Resulting in strong to gale force ( NW/W 60-75km/h) winds along the south-western coastal regions on Wednesday evening into Thursday morning, and again on Saturday afternoon until Sunday morning between Table Bay and Plettenberg Bay. Alongside, wave heights of 4.0 to 5.0m are expected Thursday morning along the south-western coast, reaching 4.5 to 5.5m Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning between Table Bay and Plettenberg Bay.

Impact: Difficulty in navigation at sea for small to medium vessels and personal watercraft (e.g. kayaks) can be expected. Choppy and rough seas may lead to vessels taking on water and capsizing in the locality. Localised disruption to harbours and beachfront activities is also likely.

Instruction: Small boats must stay away from the open sea and seek the shelter of a harbour, river estuary or protected bay.

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