31 January 2022 Weather Advisory: Western Cape and Namaqua

Please find included the Weather Advisory for the Western Cape and Namaquland Region.

Alert Level Affected Municipalities Valid From (SAST) Valid To (SAST)
Advisory City of Cape Town, Drakenstein, Kannaland, Oudtshoorn, Stellenbosch, Swartland, Theewaterskloof, Witzenberg 31/01/22 – 01h00 01/02/22 – 18h00

Discussion: Extremely hot conditions are expected over the Drakenstein and Stellenbosch LM (W.Cape) where temperatures may reach 40°C on Monday. Along with the generally hot weather, heat wave conditions are also expected in places over Swartland LM, Cape Metropole, western parts of Cape Winelands, Overberg and Little Karoo until Tuesday.

Impact: In an extreme hot environment, the most serious health and safety concern is heat stroke. Heat stroke can be fatal if medical attention is not available immediately.

Instruction: Avoid prolonged direct exposure to the sun as far as possible and drink plenty of water. Limit strenuous outdoor activities, find shade and stay hydrated. Never leave kids in the car unattended. Make sure your animals have access to enough water.

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