Damaging winds expected in Kouga and Nelson Mandela Bay

SEPTEMBER 12, 2016

The South African Weather Services on Monday morning issued a watch for veld fire conditions and damaging winds in parts of the Eastern Cape province.

It said that gale force winds are expected in the Kouga Local Municipality and the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, at the coast, while veld fire conditions are expected to prevail over the province's northern interior and will affect the Camdeboo, Inxuba Yethemba, Tsolwana, Inkwanca and Gariep local municipalities.

Residents and especially farmers are urged to take precaution and to immediately notify their local fire departments in the event of a fire outbreak.