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Aftermath of Cyclone Dineo; flooding rains claim four lives

Aftermath of Cyclone Dineo; flooding rains claim four lives

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Feb 17, 2017 12:28 PM

   


Feb 16, 2017 12:22 PM

   


Cyclone Dineo, the fifth cyclone of 2016/2017 is likely to lash the Mozambique coastline on Wednesday night before hitting South Africa. Moreover, severe rainfall warning has also been issued in parts of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Limpopo and Mpumalanga.

The severe tropical cyclone, Dineo which has strengthened in the warm waters of the Mozambique Channel is about 210 km west-southwest of Europa Island. The cyclone is tracking west-southwestwards at a speed of 13 kph and is likely to affect the northern parts of South Africa.

The cyclone is expected to pour torrential, flooding rains along with strong and destructive winds at Mozambique coastline starting Wednesday afternoon, becoming heavier into Thursday as the storm moves over land.

Furthermore, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and Gauteng are predicted to witness moderate to heavy rain and showers through Thursday. The gradual increase of wind speed around 40-50 kph is likely after the landfall of the system (Dineo) over both the regions.

As per the weatherman, there are still some uncertainties about the timings and location of the cyclone, but, Ehlanzeni district (including the Kruger National Park) in Mpumalanga, as well as Mopani and Vhembe districts in Limpopo, are said to be gripped the most by the cyclone. thereafter, the cyclone is likely to affect other districts of Limpopo.

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