Tropical Cyclone #Dineo reaches Mozambique, to affect Mpumalanga

NASA's Terra satellite captured this visible image of Tropical Cyclone Dineo in the Mozambique Channel on Feb. 14, 2017 at 09:45am C.A.T. Madagascar is to the east (right) and Mozambique lies to the west (left). IMAGE: NASA


The South African Weather Service has warned on Tuesday that Tropical Cyclone #Dineo is currently in the Mozambique Channel, is headed towards Mozambique and will pass through and affect some parts of SA.

On Monday the tropical storm was classified as a mere tropical disturbance however by Tuesday evening NASA had classified the storm a tropical cyclone after the MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s aqua satellite measured sustained wind-speeds of up to 102km/h.

Cyclone Dineo is expected to affect parts of Mpumalanga, with the SAWS issuing warnings of localised floods and very strong winds.

#Dineo is expected to make landfall on Wednesday, 15 February 2017.

The SA weather service says Dineo is likely to affect SA’s Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, with heavy rain after moving across Mozambique.

Experts say the Dineo storm is expected to be accompanied by winds of up to 118-165km/h.

Residents in areas that are at risk of flooding are warned of the coming storm, with winds that can impact on houses.

(edited by ZK)

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