MEDIA RELEASE
 
15/01/18
 
Warning of Strong Winds and Cold Front
 
The South African Weather Services have issued a warning of strong south westerly winds which will affect Durban’s coastline today, 15/01/18, ahead of an approaching cold front. The predictions are of wind speeds up to 65kms (40knots) per hour.
 
In addition, a second advisory has been issued for storm activity predicted for the west of the KwaZulu-Natal Province this afternoon.
Residents should be aware of sudden cross winds if travelling, especially between buildings, fallen trees or power lines and flying debris. Do not start open fires.
 
Residents of informal settlements are reminded to apply fire safety precautions as accidental fires can spread rapidly and affect many households. Small boats must stay away from the open sea and seek the shelter of a harbour, river estuary or protected bay.
 
Parked aircraft should be pointed into the direction of the wind and secured. Stay tuned to the radio and TV for any further warnings.
 
Ends
 
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Deputy Head of Communications, Mandla Nsele.
 
  
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