VELD FIRE WARNING FOR FDI>75
Warning valid Sun 17 Jul 08:00 until Sun 17 Jul 20:00
AFFECTED DM/LM/METRO AREA
Beaufort West, George, Hantam, Hessequa, Kannaland, Karoo Hoogland, Laingsburg, Oudtshoorn, Prince Albert
Are expected over the southern of Namakwa, Central Karoo and interior of Garden Route including the Hessequa and George municipalities tomorrow, Sunday (17/7/20220)
The warm to hot temperatures, dry conditions and strong winds could result in the development of runaway and veld/bush fires.
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
Fire teams, labour and equipment are to be placed on Standby. A first sign of smoke, every possible measure should be taken in order to bring the fire under control in the shortest possible time.
Issued by the South African Weather Service
16 July 2022