Dineo struck Mozambique on February 15 as a tropical cyclone, bringing torrential rain and damaging winds. 1. by Qama Qukula. Tropical Cyclone Eline and Its Unusual Penetration and Impacts over the Southern African Mainland C. J. C. REASON AND A. KEIBEL Oceanography Department, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa (Manuscript received 12 December 2002, in final form 29 March 2004) ABSTRACT February–March 2000 saw devastating floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Dineo, which … Cyclone Dineo in Mozambique “Mozambique was completely destroyed by Cyclone Dineo in February 2017”. Read more ». 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. SA rescue services on high alert after Dineo wreaks havoc in Mozambique . Some other places had water breaches earlier,” Jefferies said. 1 Processes and Spatial Patterns. The South African Weather Service issued warning of the anticipated Tropical Cyclone named “Dineo”. We operate from Cape Town, Dakar, Abuja, Johannesburg, Nairobi and Washington DC. Storm 'Dineo' to Make Landfall in Mozambique Tonight, 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… Read more », Madagascar:   The winds have got worse and the cyclone is still to hit us,” Botha said late yesterday afternoon. February 16, 2017. 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.. Satellite-derived estimates indicated up to 200 mm (7.9 in) of rain fell in Inhambane. The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional … Cyclone Dineo, the fifth cyclone of 2016/2017 is likely to lash the Mozambique coastline on Wednesday night before hitting South Africa. 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. Authorities Warn Residents As Dineo Bears Down On Mozambique, Mozambican authorities have warned people in provinces of Inhambane and Gaza to brace for the arrival of category 4 tropical cyclone Dineo on Wednesday evening. “The water has now breached our dive centre and restaurant … we’ll see what happens there. Pretoria – 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.. 4 Mid-latitude Cyclones. Lady in yellow dress at Metro Awards revealed, Mantashe: ANC local government candidate lists completed. (UPDATE Thursday 16 February, Cyclone Dineo Downgraded as heads to South Africa – click here.) Tropical Cyclone Dineo South Africa is set to experience severe storms and heavy rains starting from Thursday, 16 February 2017 until the weekend - Sunday 19 February 2017. Earlier today the fellow South African owners of another lodge in Mozambique reported the devastation after Cyclone Dineo wreaked havoc on their lodge, Mango Beach in Tofo, leaving the restaurant flattened, and their homes devastated. JOHANNESBURG - The South African Weather Service says it expects tropical cyclone Dineo to move into parts of KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo from Thursday evening.. Moreover, severe rainfall warning has also been issued in parts of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Tropical storm Dineo 'has had no impact' in SA yet Areas which could be impacted by the storm are in Limpopo and Mpumalanga. The lodge has been evacuated. The consensus among the meteorological community is that the tropical cyclone named Dineo […] ANA . Eyewitness News – INSIDE THE TRUTH At least seven people were killed across the country, including a child crushed by a fallen tree in Massinga. MBOMBELA – With Dineo covering a lot of ground and widespread rainfall in Mpumalanga, the City of Mbombela Municipality is on high alert following reports of imminent effects of the Cyclone Dineo as forecasted by South African Weather Services. South African Cyclone Dineo Contingency plan “Arising from this alert, we have developed a contingency plan to mitigate and respond to this possible disastrous event. Four Dead in Wake of Cyclone Dineo, Mozambican media are reporting that four people, including a child, have died as a result of tropical cyclone Dineo. “It’s very scary and we don’t know what’s going to happen or if our structures are still going to be there when the cyclone has passed,” said Renier Botha, manager of the Guinjane Lodge on Guinjata Bay, about 550km north of Maputo on the coast. 6 Subtropical anticyclones and the resultant weather over South Africa. Lol it's a lie, thank you God Lol it's a lie, thank you God Dineo is in Bedfordview, Gauteng, South Africa . South Africa:   Read more ». In South Africa, rainfall peaked at 950 mm (37 in, causing 100 year floods along the Umfolozi River. Tropical cyclone Dineo could be destructive, says SA Weather Service . 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). Limpopo will activate a joint operations centre at midday today. Mozambique:   The South African Weather Service issued warning of the anticipated Tropical Cyclone named “Dineo”. Photo by Linda Michelmore in Wakkerstroom, Mpumulanga: “Today we really felt the impact of the tropical storm that hit the NE coast yesterday. Tropical cyclone Dineo, Mozambique Channel. Tropical Cyclone Dineo is currently 130km to … Forecasters predict the cyclone will generate winds of 118km/h to 212km/h. Cape Town - The eyes of Southern Africa are on Tropical Cyclone #Dineo as the storm approaches Mozambique, due to make landfall on Wednesday, 15 February. Gift of the Givers is among the organisations on cyclone stand-by. The head of disaster management in KwaZulu-Natal, Jonty Ndlazi, said: “In all municipalities, we have town and community halls. Local governments in the two provinces said plans for mitigating the effects of the cyclone were in place. She warned communities in the path of the cyclone to stay indoors until it is safe. Well – turns out not really but it was this kind of commentary that drove the Infinite Africa team to go investigate. EWN - South African news: access breaking news alerts, sport, business, entertainment, opinion, multimedia and cartoons. Cam Websites Overview, Find The Best Camsites For You! Spokesman for Mopani district municipality Neil Shikwambaba warned residents “not to attempt to cross rivers or bridges” and risk being swept away. All district municipalities were informed about the approaching cyclone. 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 has been raining heavily since 3am and it has not stopped. Read more », Southern Africa:   There was a problem processing your submission. Terrence Howard joins Taraji P.Henson on SA tour, Selena Gomez: “I Don’t Give A F**K About That!”. Dineo grew rapidly this week from being a normal tropical storm on Monday to being rated as “severe” on Tuesday. VIDEO: Cyclone Dineo Reaches Mozambique, Moving to South Africa. A diving school that caters for the blind largely reduced to rubble. The cyclone has already ruthlessly ravaged beautiful parts of Inhambane uprooting trees and blo and residents are being evacuated as the situation is expected to worsen overnight. Dineo killed 271 people and caused over US$200 million in damage. 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Cyclone Dineo will affect the North-Eastern parts of KwaZulu-Natal, Lowveld of Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces on Thursday with average winds of 60km/h and heavy rainfall that will lead to localized flooding on Thursday night until Saturday. 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AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa - aggregating, producing and distributing 900 news and information items daily from over 130 African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public. The storm left at least seven dead, thousands of homes destroyed. South Africa: Cyclone Dineo - Government Must Have Plans in Place to Mitigate Impact On the Most Vulnerable. 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. The South African Weather Service says it expects tropical cyclone Dineo to move into parts of KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo from Thursday. February 15, 2017 - Cyclone Dineo struck central Mozambique, causing flooding that extended into Zimbabwe and Malawi. Leso said the department had asked the emergency and disaster teams of the police, the defence force, provincial and national disaster management teams, traffic management and the departments of social development and health to be on stand-by. 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. People and Places. Brian Jefferies, a South African based in Mozambique, shared a video of the severe aftermath of the storm from Inhambane. #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/ZUXPqnQuZL — Mweli Masilela (@mwelimasilela) February 15, 2017 Friday, February 17, 2017. There is also a good chance that it will reach tropical cyclone status within the next six to 12 hours. Tropical cyclone Dineo pummeled Mozambique’s southern coastline near a resort town late Wednesday, killing seven people, as it moved west toward South Africa … By submitting above, you agree to our privacy policy. 1 Changes in Energy balance. What Next? Tropical Storm Dineo made landfall in Inhambane Province, Mozambique, on … Pretoria - South Africa is bracing itself for an approaching Tropical Cyclone Dineo which made landfall last night in Inhambane, southern Mozambique.. 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. 3 Tertiary Circulation. Photo: FB/Tiffy Myburgh‎ 17 February 2017. Our prayers and thoughts are with all those affected by Cyclone Dineo. The storm – upgraded to cyclone status late yesterday – is expected to hit Mpumalanga, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal today. To complete the process, please follow the instructions in the email we just sent you. by Qama Qukula. Tropical Cyclone Dineo nears the shores of Mozambique, Wednesday, 15 February, 2017. At about 3.30pm he reported a southeasterly wind gusting at 49knots. Joint AU - ARC Press Release Launch of the First Parametric Tropical Cyclone Risk Insurance Product in Africa, Climate Risks to Health Set to Worsen Inequity, Harm Children, Natural Disasters Kill 23, Lightning Claims 20, Lala Foundation Donates Relief Materials to Flood Victims. The SA Weather Service has predicted that the first rain from the cyclone will fall on the Lowveld today and on the rest of the country tomorrow. Get the latest in African news delivered straight to your inbox. The South African Weather Services (SAWS) issued an alert about Dineo which formed in the Mozambique channel. “We have been meeting and planning to make sure we minimise the impact of this storm.”. Cyclone Dineo made landfall on the southern Mozambique coast, north of Inhambane and is now progressing to South Africa's Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces where residents are … Tropical cyclone Dineo – a CAT 1 storm – just off the coast of Mozambique on 15 February 2017. Climate and Weather. The storm – upgraded to cyclone status late yesterday – is expected to hit Mpumalanga, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal today. In a message this morning the lodge owners said most of Mango Beach has been destroyed, […] JOHANNESBURG - Dineo has continued to deepen overnight and is now packing wind speeds of 120km/h around its eye with wind gusts exceeding 160km/h. National Disaster Management centre will activate the helicopter in case of need,” the department said. Cyclone Dineo is expected to impact Mozambique within the next 24 hours, and is likely to intensify further and reach hurricane status by morning. Dineo killed 271 people and caused over US$200 million in damage. This includes having dedicated infrastructure for disaster response, equipment and supplies ready to be deployed at short notice,” said Imtiaz Sooliman, the organisation’s founder. January 14, 2018 - A tropical depression formed over Mozambique. Uganda: Kampala-Entebbe Expressway, World's Most Expensive Road? 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Watch cyclone #Dineo landfalling in … The South African Weather Service warned citizens that Cyclone Dineo poses a threat and heavy rainfall and flooding are to be expected as it is headed inland toward Kruger National Park, the country’s premier safari destination. Major roads in the South Africa's North West province have been temporarily closed due to flooding on Tuesday, February 21. Parts of South Africa and Zimbabwe await the fury of the storm. Prominent Pakistani rights activist found dead in Toronto. Read more », Southern Africa:   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 storm – upgraded to cyclone status late yesterday – is expected to hit Mpumalanga, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal today. ALERT: Cyclone Dineo set to strike South Africa tomorrow 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. Satellite-derived estimates indicated up to 200 mm (7.9 in) of rain fell in Inhambane. January 14, 2018 - A tropical depression formed over Mozambique. Child 'Killed By Falling Tree', As Cyclone Dineo Hits, A child has been killed by a falling tree in the southern town of Massinga, as cyclone Dineo hit Mozambique, a report said on Thursday. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us. Forecasters warn the … The South African Weather Service on Thursday said Tropical cyclone Idai is expected to make a landfall in Mozambique later Thursday. The cyclone may strengthen to a Category 4 or even 5 level, which is the most severe, according to AccuWeather. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct. The 2016–17 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season was a below-average season, ... Dineo was the first tropical cyclone to hit Mozambique since Cyclone Jokwe in 2008. 16 February 2017 4:52 PM. South Africa 17.2.2017 10:10 am. U.S.$8 Million Dollars Needed to Repair Cyclone Damage, Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario is making a two day working visit to the southern province of Inhambane to assess the damage done by cyclone Dineo which hit… Read more », Mozambique:   Lodge Owners Vow to Rebuild After Tropical Storm Dineo's Destruction, Thatched roofs ripped off exotic beachside shelters. Tropical Cyclone Dineo Bears Down On Madagascar, Tropical Cyclone Dineo has formed in the Mozambique Channel, the fifth cyclone of the 2016/17 Southern Hemisphere cyclone season. Government agencies and the emergency services are on alert. Tropical cyclone Dineo, Mozambique Channel. There is also a good chance that it will reach tropical cyclone status within the next six to 12 hours. We will also help with Wendy houses and tents. WATCH: Here’s what Tropical Storm Dineo looks like in 3D, Mugabe spokesman: ‘He’s resting not sleeping’, Ghana celebrates 60th Independence Day at Independence Square, Empire stars to invade Mzansi! 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. “We have activated all provincial emergency teams,” said Legadima Leso, spokesman for the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, which co-ordinates disaster and emergency responses. 5 Tropical Cyclones. 15 February 2017 1:45 PM. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Tropical Storm Domoina. 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