South Africa is facing a warm day across the country with high temperatures causing several fire alert weather warnings.
The SA Weather Services (SAWS) has reported that there will be high temperatures in towns such as Durban (31C), Pretoria (29C) And Johannesburg and Bloemfontein which will reach 26 and 29C respectively on Friday.
The SAWS issued several fire weather warnings to alert residents to the possibility of veld fires and damaging winds in certain parts of the country.
The high temperatures follow in the heels of a cold front that swept parts of the country and brought snow to KwaZulu-Natal.
The areas that received warnings for veld fires include: Enoch Magijima, Molteno, Komani, Queenstown, Sakhisizwe, Elliot, Tarkastad, Jamestown, Barkly East, Senqu, Cofimvaba, Intsika Yethu, Burgersdorp, Lady Frere, Cradock, De Aar, Vryburg, Griekwastad, Hopetown, Tikwana, Wepener, Naledi, Brandfort, Bloemfontein Airport, Kimberley, Aliwal North, Noupoort, Kuruman and Barkly West.
The areas that received warnings for damaging winds include: De Aar, Griekwastad, Wepener, Naledi, Kathu, Warrenton, Magareng, Hopetown, Thembelihle, Bloemfontein Airport, Mangaung, Fauresmith, Kopanong, Kimberley, Sol Plaatjie, Hotazel, Victoria West, Aliwal North, Petrusville, Noupoort, Kuruman and Barkly West.
“Difficult driving conditions an difficulty in executing wind sensitive operations, like working on top of roof structures. Localised damage to vulnerable settlements is also possible, as well as localised power and communication interruptions. Difficulty in controlling run-away veld fires,” the SAWS weather alert warned.
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