A tropical storm — named Dineo — has swept in from the Indian Ocean, causing extensive flooding as it made landfall in Mozambique. 3. JOHANNESBURG - The South African Weather Service says it expects tropical cyclone Dineo to move into parts of KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and … The low-pressure system was expected to bring heavy rain, flooding and possibly wind damage to the southern parts of Mozambique; parts of Limpopo and Mpumalanga; and the northern reaches of KwaZulu-Natal. JOHANNESBURG – The South African National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) is set to meet with its officials on the ground shortly to discuss the impact of tropical storm Dineo as it … Tropical cyclone Dineo pummeled Mozambique’s southern coastline near a resort town late Wednesday, killing seven people, as it moved west toward South Africa and Zimbabwe, according to … Chief forecaster Kevin Rae says ex-Dineo has remained mostly over the Mozambique's Banhine National Park and that the South African provinces at risk are Limpopo and Mpumalanga. By Matthew Hill, Bloomberg 12 Mar 2019 13:32 Latest story: Descending tropical storm Dineo to hit Mozambique first. On July 15, a tropical depression formed to the southwest of Diego Garcia. All rights reserved. Pretoria - South Africa is bracing itself for an approaching Tropical Cyclone Dineo which made landfall last night in Inhambane, southern Mozambique. Persistent, heavy showers are likely to continue into Friday for these areas, although this is highly dependant on whether Dineo remains on her current forecast track. We list important tips that could prove vital for motorists. Tropical storm Dineo has arrived in South Africa, bringing with it heavy rain and adverse weather conditions. 14 February 2017: Tropical storm Dineo has continued to strengthen over the warm waters of the Mozambique Channel overnight. Tropical cyclone Dineo, Mozambique Channel. More damage is threatened as it swings south and west. Tropical Cyclone Dineo has formed in the Mozambique Channel, the fifth cyclone … "Major roads in the South Africa's North West province have been temporarily closed due to flooding on Tuesday, February 21. The tropical cyclone, which was yesterday upgraded from storm status, is currently rapidly heading towards South Africa, after land falling on the coast of Mozambique. Dineo is then expected to continue moving westwards towards the northern lowveld, bringing strong, gusty winds to eastern Limpopo and Mpumalanga, and heavy rain will begin to affect the area from Thursday evening. “It is expected that much of southern Mozambique can expect very heavy rainfall, most likely in the region of 100 to 200mm per day, or even more.”. © 2020 Independent Online and affiliated companies. Tropical cyclone Dineo pummeled Mozambique’s southern coastline near a resort town late Wednesday, killing seven people, as it moved west toward South Africa and Zimbabwe, according to … Worst tropical cyclone in a decade may strike Mozambique on Friday The storm, named Idai, has already strengthened to the equivalent of a Category 3 storm. Dineo made landfall over southern Mozambique today and is expected to bring flooding rains in the north-eastern parts of South Africa beginning today throughout the weekend. COGTA Statement - Tropical Cyclone Dineo in South Africa - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. “Furthermore, along the southern coastline of Mozambique, strong and damaging winds as well as sea conditions are expected to become very rough. Tropical storms are classified once clouds have reached an organised cyclonic formation and wind speeds have exceeded 60km/h.The storm can be upgraded to tropical cyclone status if these exceed 120km/h. The South African government has called on communities to be on high alert and take precautions ahead of tropical cyclone “Dineo’s” arrival in the country later today. Three people have died and two are missing after heavy rain hit South Africa's North West causing severe flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone "Dineo." Tropical storm Dineo has arrived in South Africa, bringing with it heavy rain and adverse weather conditions. “Furthermore, the latest forecast guidance suggests that it is likely to intensify to Intense Tropical Cyclone status as early as Wednesday night (tonight), shortly before making landfall near Inhambane, southern Mozambique, early on Thursday (tomorrow).”. Cyclone Dineo isn't the first storm to wreak havoc in South Africa or Mozambique. © 2020 eNCA, an eMedia Holdings company. South Africa is set to experience severe storms and heavy rains starting from Thursday, 16 February 2017 until the weekend - Sunday 19 February 2017. Seven people have been reported dead as tropical cyclone Dineo continues to wreak havoc in Mozambique, according to a report by SABC. UPDATE: The South African government has issued a WARNING to South Africans as Dineo approaches. The South African government has called on communities to be on high alert and take precautions ahead of tropical cyclone “Dineo’s” arrival in the country later today. Tropical cyclone Dineo – a CAT 1 storm – just off the coast of Mozambique on 15 February 2017. Parts of South Africa are facing severe rains and the risk of flooding over the next two days as tropical storm, Dineo, sweeps in from Mozambique. Brian Jefferies, a South African based in Mozambique, shared a video of the severe aftermath of the storm from Inhambane. Local News Dineo reaches tropical cyclone intensity, heavy rain expected Cyclone Dineo still classified by the South African Weather Service (SAWS) as a severe tropical storm yesterday (Wednesday) morning, will most likely result in heavy rainfall over the northern Lowveld and adjacent escarpment regions of Limpopo tonight (Thursday) and tomorrow. South Africa is set to experience severe storms and heavy rains starting from Thursday, 16 February 2017 until the weekend - Sunday 19 February 2017. The 24-hour Limpopo disaster toll free number is 0800 222 111. The storm now has sustained winds of around 90km/h around it’s eye with gusts reaching 120km/h. All rights reserved, Please visit the official Government information portal for Coronavirus by clicking HERE. The consensus among the meteorological community is that the tropical cyclone named Dineo […] By Thursday it would still be a “significant rain-bearing system”, but would be starting to weaken somewhat in intensity. Southern Mozambique was hit on Thursday by the tropical cyclone accompanied by strong winds exceeding 100 kilometres per hour as well as torrential rainfall and rough seas. Durban – Disaster management teams are at the ready as tropical Tropical storm Dineo prepares to make landfall on Friday. An obvious concern for communities, he said, would be torrential rain and flooding. Cyclone Dineo, one of the deadliest tropical cyclones on record in the South-West Indian Ocean and Southern Hemisphere, hit Mozambique and lasted from 13th of February to 17th of the same month. Dineo reaches tropical cyclone intensity, heavy rain expected Cyclone Dineo still classified by the South African Weather Service (SAWS) as a severe tropical storm yesterday (Wednesday) morning, will most likely result in heavy rainfall over the northern Lowveld and adjacent escarpment regions of Limpopo tonight (Thursday) and tomorrow. Three people have died and two are missing after heavy rain hit South Africa's North West causing severe flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone "Dineo. It is now classified as a tropical depression. Parts of South Africa are facing severe rains and the risk of flooding over the next two days as tropical storm, Dineo, sweeps in from Mozambique. For more information and updates watch eNCA, channel 403 on DSTV and follow the eNCA Weather Centre in twitter @eNCAWeather. 7. Pretoria – The South African Weather Service (SAWS) says severe tropical storm “Dineo” is quite likely to undergo a final surge of intensification, just before arriving over land in Mozambique this evening.. Government calls communities to be on high alert as Tropical Cyclone Dineo lands in South Africa. Dineo may not reach tropical cyclone status but its effects are still likely to be disastrous. All district municipalities were informed about the approaching cyclone. Along with hurricane force winds, Dineo is expected to produce extremely heavy rainfall over much of southern Mozambique, starting on Wednesday afternoon and becoming heavier into Thursday as the storm moves overland. Nasa reported the formation of the tropical cyclone on Monday and said it was the fifth tropical cyclone of the southern Indian Ocean season formed this week. Tropical Cyclone Dineo in Mozambique & South Africa February, … Cyclone Hudah was a strong and destructive tropical cyclone that affected Southeast Africa in April 2000. South Africa is bracing for the fury of Cyclone Dineo today as it shifts from battering Mozambique’s coastline with howling gales and torrential downpours. The number of the dead is expected to increase as more heavy rains are expected in the southern parts of the country according to authorities. The South African weather service expects tropical cyclone Dineo to remain strong on Thursday as it moves through southern Mozambique towards eastern South Africa, producing heavy rains in the region of 100 to 200mm in 24 hours. Shortly after the mid-February tropical Cyclone that struck Inhambane Province in the South of Mozambique we hit the road to find out just […] NASA's Terra satellite captured this visible image of Tropical Cyclone Dineo in the Mozambique Channel on Feb. 14, 2017 at 2:45 a.m. EST (0745 UTC). The storm – upgraded to cyclone status late yesterday – is expected to hit Mpumalanga, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal today. The National weather services in three southern African countries namely Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe have issued alerts of a tropical cyclone set to hit southern Mozambique late on Wednesday night (15 February 2017) or early morning on Thursday (16 February 2017). South Africa is bracing itself for an approaching tropical cyclone Dineo which made landfall last night in Inhambane, southern Mozambique. The weather system is now called “Tropical Depression Ex-Dineo”. 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It is predicted that the system will spill over into Botswana and Namibia by Saturday Dineo is is predicted to become an intense tropical cyclone before making ladfall in Mozambique tomorow evening and SA likely to be impacted before the weekend. Three countries in southeastern Africa – Tanzania, Mozambique, and South Africa – border the Indian Ocean. Tropical storm Dineo has continued to strengthen over the warm waters of the Mozambique Channel overnight. Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs spokesman Msawakhe Mayisela said the department “always” had a plan in place, complete with disaster management responders. Rescue services in South Africa are on high alert as Tropical Storm Dineo makes its way into the country after it claimed seven lives and destroyed hundreds of homes and buildings in neighbouring Mozambique. Tropical storm Dineo is expected to escalate into an intense cyclone with thrashing winds within the next day. 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