WESTERN CAPE NEWS - The Cape Town Weather Office has issued an Impact Based Warning for the Western Cape and Namaqua Region of Northern Cape, as follows:
Hazard: Veld Fire Conditions
Alert Level: Red(L10)
- Beaufort West,
- Karoo Hoogland,
- Nama Khoi,
- Prince Albert
Valid From (SAST): 12/11/20 08:00
Valid To (SAST): 13/11/20 18:00
Discussion: Weather conditions which includes hot temperatures, fresh to strong winds and low humidity might result in the development of 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: All personnel and equipment should be removed from the field. Fire teams, labour and equipment are to be placed on full stand-by. At first sign of smoke, every possible measure should be taken in order to bring the fire under control in the shortest possible time.
Report any severe weather related incidents to the Garden Route Disaster Management Centre at 044-805 5071.
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