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South African Weather Service issues veld fire warning for Cape Town

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South African Weather Service issues veld fire warning for Cape Town

7 May 2018 – veld fire warning for the Cape Town and the wider Western Cape province.

The South African Weather Service has issued a warning of veld fires in the Western Cape today, 7 May 2018.

The warning indicates severe weather conditions across the province. The details of the warning are as follows:

Damaging Winds

Strong to gale force interior winds (45-70km/h) are expected over the Breede River Valley, Central and Little Karoo today (Monday), excluding the Litlle Karoo tomorrow (Tuesday).

Flooding

Localised flooding is expected in places over the Cape Metropole tonight (Monday) into Tuesday.

Veld Fire Conditions

Expected over the entire Western Cape today (Monday).

The South African Weather Service urges those in the Cape to take necessary precautions.

Veld fires can escalate quickly with little warning.

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