National Weather Service issues red flag warning for Berkeley Hills

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Multiple regions in the Bay Area have been issued a red flag warning by the National Weather Service. The alert will remain active through Tuesday evening, with the most dangerous times being noted to be between Monday evening and Tuesday morning.

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The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning Friday for multiple regions in the Bay Area, including the Berkeley Hills.

The alert, which will remain in effect through Tuesday evening, noted low humidity and high offshore winds, with gusts reaching up to 60 mph. According to the alert, the most dangerous times are between Monday evening and Tuesday morning due to a “burst of strong offshore winds.”

Temperatures in the area will also remain high early in the week, reaching up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit during the afternoons, along with very low humidity. A city of Berkeley press release issued Friday encouraged residents to use caution when operating power equipment and other heat sources.

“Fires that start during Red Flag Warnings can spread rapidly due to high winds and dry vegetation,” the press release reads. Remember that fireworks are always completely forbidden in Berkeley and surrounding areas.”

The release reminded residents to sign up for the city’s AC Alert emergency notification service, pack “go bags” in case of emergency and review evacuation routes.

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Aditya Katewa is the executive news editor. Contact him at [email protected], and follow him on Twitter at @adkatewa1.