Mozambique

Mozambique - Tropical Cyclone DINEO - ECHO Daily Map | 16/02/2017

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• Tropical Cyclone DINEO continued moving west south-west over the Mozambique Channel as a Tropical Cyclone. On 15 February afternoon UTC, it made landfall near the city of Massinga (Inhambane province), as a Tropical Cyclone with approx. maximum sustained wind speed of 130 km/h. On 16 February at 00.00 UTC, it continued through the provinces of Inhambane.

• Over the next 24 h, it is forecast to continue moving west, weakening and dissipating.
Heavy rain and strong winds may still affect the provinces of Inhambane and Gaza as well as heavy rain may also affect Zimbabwe and South Africa. On 16 February at 7.00 UTC, the National Institute of Meteorology (INAM) issued a warning for severe weather conditions in several districts of Inhambane and Gaza. There are official reports of at least three deaths and over 50 houses damaged in the districts of Massinga, Jangamo, Morrumbene, Inharrime, Zavala and the cities of Inhambane and Maxixe. Sources: GDACS, JTWC, INAM, Meteo France La-Reunion, Local media