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Weather Warning 5/12 – 6/12

The YELLOW LEVEL 2 (High Likelihood with minor impact) for Severe Thunderstorms has been BUMPED up an ORANGE LEVEL 6 (High Likelihood with Significant impact)

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

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 HazardAlert LevelAffected MunicipalitiesValid From (SAST)Valid To (SAST)
 Severe ThunderstormsOrange(L6)
(High likelihood of Significant Impacts)
Bitou, George, Hessequa, Kannaland, Knysna, Langeberg, Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn, Swellendam05/12/21 00h0006/12/21 00h00
 Discussion: Widespread thundershowers are expected over the central and eastern parts of W. Cape throughout Sunday into Monday morning. Further isolated showers are expected into the afternoon, however only light showers expected. Some of these storms may be severe, leading to periods of heavy downpours particularly tomorrow early morning and again through the night and Monday morning. Rainfall accumulations between 50-80mm can be expected. Along with these thunderstorms lightning strikes, and gusty winds and small hail can also be expected.
 Impact: Flooding of roads, settlements and low-lying areas, resulting in closure of some bridges and roads can be expected. Damage to infrastructure and settlements due to gusty winds and heavy downpours can be expected along with disruption to essential services. Certain communities may be cut off and inaccessible. Large amount of small hail causing slippery roads may be expected, which can contribute to increased vehicle accidents.
 Instruction: Load WeatherSmart APP, scroll to last page and use two fingers to navigate storm tracking application If possible stay indoors away from metal objects. Do not seek shelter under trees or tall objects. Do not go fishing or play golf as both the golf clubs and fishing rods are a good conductor of electricity. Be aware that any combination of hail, strong winds and/or heavy downpours can accompany the storms.