Severe thunderstorms, veld fires, and strong winds are expected in parts of South Africa on FRIDAY.
THUNDERSTORMS, VELD FIRES, AND STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED
The SA Weather Service (SAWS) issued a level 2 warning for severe thunderstorms for Friday.
“Localized flooding of susceptible roads, low-lying areas, and bridges. Localized damage to infrastructure, settlements (formal and informal), property, livelihood, vehicles, and livestock due to hail. Localized communication disruption.”
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THESE PARTS OF SA WILL BE AFFECTED BY THE THUNDERSTORMS
The following areas will be affected by the severe thunderstorms:
Maluti a Phofung
“If possible, stay indoors, away from metal objects. Move to high ground when you observe rising water levels.”
A LEVEL 2 WARNING WAS ISSUED FOR DAMAGING WINDS
The SAWS furthermore issued a level 2 warning for damaging winds in the following areas of the country.
These areas will be affected:
M_Richtersveld / Port Nolloth
M_Nama Khoi / Kleinzee
M_Kamiesberg / Hondeklip Bay
M_Matzikama / Strandfontein
M_Saldanha Bay / Saldanha Bay
M_Table Bay / Table Bay
M_City of Cape town / Cape Point
M_Overstrand / Hermanus
“Difficulty in navigating at sea is possible due to strong winds, and quick successive steep waves can be expected.
“Small vessels and personal watercraft (e.g., kayaks) are at risk of taking on water and capsizing in a locality.”
VELD WARNINGS WERE ALSO ISSUED FOR FRIDAY
Meanwhile, veld fire warnings were also issued for Friday in these areas:
Kagisano/Molopo / Tosca
Joe Morolong / Hotazel
Dawid Kruiper – Upington / Upington
Tsantsabane / Postmasburg
Ga-Segonyana / Kuruman
Kgatelopele / Daniëlskuil
Kai !Garib / Augrabies Falls
Siyancuma / Griquastad
Thembelihle / Hopetown
Siyathemba / Prieska
!Kheis / Groblershoop
Mohokare / Aliwal North
Mamusa / Schweizer-Reneke
The SAWS said conditions are such that the FDI index is above 75.
“Under these conditions, fires may develop and spread rapidly, damaging property and possibly losing human and animal life.”
It advised that fire teams should be on standby.
WHAT WILL THE WEATHER CONDITIONS BE FOR THE REST OF SA
Here are the weather conditions for the rest of the country for Friday: