MEDIA RELEASE
 
20/05/19

Warning of Strong Winds in Durban

The South African Weather Services have issued a warning of strong south westerly winds which will affect Durban’s coastline today, 20/05/19, ahead of an approaching cold front. The predictions are of wind speeds up to 55-60km (35 knots) per hour.
 
Residents should be aware of sudden cross winds if traveling, especially between buildings, fallen trees or power lines and flying debris. Do not start open fires.
 
Residents of informal settlements are encouraged to secure their dwellings and are also 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.
 
For more information contact Municipal Spokesman Msawakhe Mayisela on 060 966 4220 or msawakhe.mayisela@durban.gov.za