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Weather warning for West Coast

The South African Weather Service has issued a yellow level 1 warning for damaging waves along the west coast of the Western Cape. The warning states that very rough seas with wave heights of 4 to 5.5 meters, , are expected from this afternoon, and easing by tomorrow morning due to the south Atlantic High Pressure system. Additionally, near gale to gale force southerly to south-easterly winds of 60 to 74 kph are predicted, potentially causing choppy sea conditions.

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