Veld fire conditions forecast for Eastern Cape, extreme heat for Mandela Bay

AUGUST 31, 2016

While a cold front is expected to move in some time later this week, the SA Weather Services on Wednesday morning warned of veld fire conditions across much of the Eastern Cape province, with extremely high temperatures expected in Nelson Mandela Bay.

"Veld fire conditions are expected in regions like the Sarah Baartman, Chris Hani and Amathole Districts, while extreme heat is expected over the Sunday's River Valley and northern parts of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality," the weather office said.

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