Tropical Cyclone DINEO continued moving west south-west over the Mozambique Channel towards southern Mozambique, strengthening.
On 15 February at 00.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 260 km north-east of Inhambane city (Inhambane province) and had max. sustained wind speed of 111 km/h (Tropical Storm). It may make landfall close to Massinga city (Massinga district, Inhambane province), on 15 February afternoon (UTC) possibly as a Tropical Cyclone (equivalent to a Category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson scale). JRC estimations indicate a maximum storm surge height of 0.5 m in Morrumbene (Inhambane province) on 15 February at 23.00 UTC.
Over the next 24 h, it is forecast to continue moving over land, crossing the provinces of Inhambane and Gaza, weakening but remaining a Tropical Storm. Heavy rain and strong winds may affect the southern and eastern areas of the country.
Sources: GDACS, JTWC, INAM, Meteo France LaReunion, Local media