This image is an extract of the FDR (Fire Danger Rating) graph for Hogsback area, located in the Eastern Cape.

The FDR has been in the 80 RED region since about 22h00 last night (30 Aug 2018).

PLEASE BE VIGILANT AS THERE IS A HIGH FIRE DANGER FORCASTED FOR THE STUTTERHEIM \ CATHCART \ HOGSBACK AREAS TODAY AND TOMORROW!!

 

FDR (Fire Danger Rating)  – For those who don’t know, this is a system used to determine the likelihood of a fire occurring and the consequential dangers thereof.

The Rating is determined by using a combination of the temperature, wind speed, relative humidity and rainfall (i.e. the LOWVELD Fire Danger Rating System). The higher the determined rating value, the higher the fire danger – i.e. from 75 to 100 is RED, which is the highest fire danger colour band.