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01 Feb 2013 description

This map presents the estimated total rainfall accumulation for Mozambique covering the period 23-30 January 2013. This total estimate was derived from the Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission (TRMM) precipitation dataset at a spatial resolution of approximately 25km for this region. It is possible that precipitation levels may have been underestimated for local areas, and is not a substitute for ground station measurements.

30 Jan 2013 description

This map illustrates satellite-detected areas of flood waters along the Limpopo River in the city of Chokwe of Gaza Province, Mozambique, as detected by WorldView-2 imagery acquired 26 January 2013. Multiple villages including the city of Chokwe are completely inundated by flood waters along the river. However flood waters appear to be receding in this area as they move south of Chokwe. Flood waters have reached as far as Xai Xai south of Chokwe city. East of the Limpopo River additional villages are inundated as flood waters progress south east from the river.

25 Jan 2013 description

This map illustrates satellite-detected areas flood waters along the Limpopo River in the Guija and Chokwe districts of Gaza Province, Mozambique, as detected by FORMOSAT-2 imagery acquired 24 January 2013. There has been a dramatic increase of flood waters from 23rd – 24th January 2013. Multiple villages including the city of Chokwe are completely inundated by flood waters along the river. Flood waters have begun streaming south of Chokwe city into surrounding agricultural areas, also affecting villages south of the city.

25 Jan 2013 description

This map illustrates satellite-detected flood waters along the Limpopo River in the Guija and Chokwe districts of Gaza Province, Mozambique, as detected by SPOT-5 imagery acquired the 24 January 2013. This analysis indicates a considerable flood extent due to swelling of the Limpopo River as waters flow towards the coast, a conclusion also supported by analysis of MODIS satellite imagery from 24 January 2013. There has been a dramatic increase of flood waters from the 23rd to 24th January 2013. Multiple villages and the city of Chokwe are inundated by flood waters along the river.

24 Jan 2013 description

This map presents the estimated total rainfall accumulation for Mozambique covering the period 14-22 January 2013. This total estimate was derived from the Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission (TRMM) precipitation data set at a spatial resolution of approximately 25km for this region. It is possible that precipitation levels may have been underestimated for local areas, and is not a substitute for ground station measurements.

24 Jan 2013 description

This map illustrates satellite-detected areas flood waters along the Limpopo River in the Guija and Chokwe districts of Gaza Province, Mozambique, as detected by SPOT-5 imagery acquired 23 January 2013. Multiple villages including the city of Chokwe appear to be within the flood zone along the river and are likely affected by the flood waters, indicated by the SPOT imagery in blue. Please note that the red coloring in the imagery represents vegetation. Sections of road and railroad are also potentially affected, in addition to the Chokwe airport.