SOUTHERN CAPE NEWS - Strong north-westerly winds (50-60km/h) are expected over the Central Karoo and the Breede River on Thursday 12 September.
Gale force westerly winds (65-70km/h) are expected along the coast between Cape Agulhas and Plettenberg Bay.
Strong damaging winds often occur along coastal regions, but also often occur during thunderstorm activity.
These winds are sudden and can cause much damage.
Stay indoors where possible; away from windows that open towards the severe winds.
Be aware of sudden cross winds when traveling, especially between buildings, fallen trees or power lines and flying debris.
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.
Llisten to the radio or TV for warnings and obey the instructions from disaster management officers.
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