Cyclone Dineo hits Mozambique and South Africa

Image courtesy of NASA.

Tropical cyclone Dineo hit the Inhambane Province in Mozambique on 15 February 2017. According to Al Jazeera, the winds were register at 130km/h, generating waves 6 meters high and causing heavy rains. Mozambican media reported that the cyclone has left 4 people dead. There is a high risk of flooding, as the area has already received above average rainfall during the last few months, which has affected tens of thousands of people.

NASA’s Terra satellite captured images of the storm as well as of the rainfall. The cyclone made landfall late on 15 February. By the 17th, the storm has weakened and continued moving inland. The imagery showed the storm’s clouds stretching over southern Mozambique, Swaziland, eastern Botswana and northeastern South Africa.

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