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Firesin South Africa

23 August 2003


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Fires in South Africa
Dozens of large fires were burning in Sout Africa on 21 August 2003.

According to GFMC Correspondents in Mpumalanga Province, the fires burned 35 000 ha of timber, orchards, several saw mills and houses. The FFA and the FPA set up an ICS at Nelspruit and are running large scale fire fighting operations, including military helicopters.
Source: Modis

Latest Fire Danger Rating:

Mpumalanga PROVINCE —– Lowveld & Escarpment AREA
10H30 FORECAST FOR 14H00 Saturday 23 August 2003


14H00 FDI FORECAST 54 Yellow
Today 10h00 Actual average observations Mpumalanga Province Lowveld & Escarpment Area Temp (C) Hum % W Dir W Speed (km/h) Bar (Hpa) Rain (mm) FDI 17 35 SSE 6 1028 0 42 Green
Previous 6 Day 14h00 Actual average observations Mpumalanga Province Lowveld & Escarpment Area Day Temp (C) Hum (%) W Dir WSpd (km/h) Bar (HPa) FDI No Fires Fri 22 15 30 N 14 1031 47 Yellow 1 Thu 21 13 19 ESE 10 1031 48 Yellow 2 Wed 20 18 20 WSW 22 1018 59 Yellow 1 Tue 19 25 21 NW 37 1008 75 Red 7 Mon 18 24 27 N 22 1018 62 Orange 0 Sun 17 24 16 N 8 1019 58 Yellow 1
6 Day 14h00 Weather Service Forecast Mpumalanga Province Lowveld & Escarpment Area Day Temp (C) Hum (%) W Dir WSpd (km/h) Bar (Hpa) FDI Tendency Sat 23 23 21 NE 15 1021 57 Yellow – Sun 24 28 17 N 21 1014 69 Orange – Mon 25 33 15 N 17 1011 76 Red – Tue 26 27 14 SW 32 1013 76 Red – Wed 27 18 27 SE 14 1026 50 Yellow – Thu 28 17 28 E 12 1026 48 Yellow

Further Information and links at:
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