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Strong winds, veld fire conditions and extreme heat expected on Monday

Nov 20, 2017
Strong winds, veld fire conditions and extreme heat expected on Monday

The South African Weather Services on Monday morning said that extreme heat, damaging winds and veld fire conditions are expected in most parts of the Free State as well as the Eastern, Northern and Southern Cape throughout the day. 

Damaging Winds - strong interior winds (55-62km/h) are expected over the Northern and Western Cape interior on Monday, the weather office said, adding that SW'ly winds of 65 km/h is expected along the coast north of Coffee Bay in the Eastern Cape. 

Veld Fire Conditions are expected in places in the Central Karoo and the Breede River Valley including the Little Karoo on Monday. Similar conditions are expected in the northern interior of the Eastern Cape.

Meanwhile, extremely hot conditions are expected in places in the Little Karoo as well as in the Dr Beyers Naude local municipality and in places in the Amathole District Municipality.

High discomfort values are expected in places in the interior of the West Coast District, Cape Winelands, Central and Little Karoo as well as along the east coast and adjacent interior of the Eastern Cape.