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Extremely high fire hazard conditions expected in parts of WC and NC



The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a warning of extremely high fire hazards over the ZF Mgcawu and Pixley Ka-Seme district councils of the Northern Cape, as well as in places over the Western Cape’s Central Karoo.

“Conditions are such that the BDI index exceeds 75. Under these conditions, fires can develop and spread rapidly, causing property damage and possible loss of human or animal life,” the statement said. weather service on Tuesday.

Tuesday’s weather forecast:

Gauteng: Partly cloudy and warm weather with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Expected UVB Sunburn Index: High

Mpumalanga: Partly cloudy and warm with isolated showers and thunderstorms.

Limpopo: Partly cloudy and warm weather with isolated showers and thunderstorms.

North West: Fine and warm to hot, becoming partly cloudy in the northeast with isolated thunderstorms.

Free State: Fine and warm to hot, becoming partly cloudy in the far east with isolated thunderstorms.

Northern Cape: Fine and warm to hot but very hot over the eastern and southwestern parts. The wind along the coast is moderate to fairly southerly to southeast

Western Cape: Cloudy to partly cloudy weather with morning fog along the coast, clearings along the west coast in the afternoon, otherwise fine and cool to warm but hot to very hot inland. Winds along the coast will be light northwest of Cape Point but west along the south coast in the morning, otherwise light to moderate south to southeast. Expected UVB Sunburn Index: Extreme

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Western half of the Eastern Cape: Cloudy at first in the south, then fine and warm to hot, becoming cloudy along the coast with isolated overnight showers. Winds along the coast will be weak from the northeast and moderate from the west in the evening.

Eastern half of the Eastern Cape: Cloudy south of the slope with occasional mist and fog, otherwise fine and warm to hot. It will be partly cloudy and warm, with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the northeast. Winds along the coast will be moderate to moderate northeasterly.

KwaZulu-Natal: Cloudy at first with morning fog over the interior, further partly cloudy and warm with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Winds along the coast are light east to southeast north of Cape St. Lucia, otherwise moderate northeast, becoming cool in the afternoon. Expected UVB Sunburn Index: Extreme

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