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NSRI are monitoring SAWS (South African Weather Service) weather warnings and weather broadcasts.We appeal to seafarers and coastal users to follow SAWS alerts, weather broadcasts and warnings. Take all of the necessary safety precautions when adverse weather approaches.Sea Rescue Emergency number 112 from a cellphone.In shore boaters paddlers and sailboarders should download and use the free NSRI RSA SafeTrx app.Please find included the Impact Based Warning for KwaZulu-Natal'This warning from SA Weather Service must be communicated as received and may not be altered under any circumstance.It must be forwarded or communicated in its entirety and no portion hereof may be replicated or copied and distributed.'
HazardAlert LevelAffected MunicipalitiesValid From (SAST)Valid To (SAST)
Damaging WavesYellow(L2)M_Big Five Hlabisa, M_Ethekwini, M_KwaDukuza, M_Mandeni, M_Mfolozi, M_Ray Nkonyeni, M_Umdoni, M_uMlalazi16/04/21 01h0016/04/21 23h00
Discussion: Rough seas are expected to start from the south coast after midnight, and spread to the extreme north coast between early and mid-morning. The waves will then start subsiding from the south towards late afternoon.
Impact: Localised damage to coastal infrastructure and localised disruptions to beachfront activities is possible. Difficulty in navigation is also possible ( e.g. small vessels in short period, steep waves). Small vessels may be at risk of taking on water and capsizing in a locality.
Instruction: Avoid beachfront activities like swimming or shore/rock angling. Small vessels should avoid going out to sea if possible. Attentively listen to the radio or watch television for any updates and look out for any other updates from the various social media platforms.
Weather Office: Ground FloorATNS Building (Control Tower)King Shaka Int. AirportLa MercyDurban
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