Gale force winds expected in Nelson Mandela Bay and Kouga


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

It said that gale force SW winds, of at least 70km/h, were expected between Plettenberg Bay and East London along the coast and in the north eastern interior. The Nelson Mandela Bay and Kouga Local Municipality areas will be most affected.

Meanwhile, veld fire conditions were expected to prevail over the province's northern interior.

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