UNOSAT Tropical Cyclone Twentyfour-19: Population Exposure Analysis in Mozambique, 23 April 2019
Just over a month after the tropical cyclone IDAI-19 a new tropical storm is heading toward Comoros, Tanzania and the north of Mozambique called “twentyfour-19”. The category 2 tropical storm is expected to make landfall between the 27th and the 28th of April 2018 south of Mocimboa da Praia town located in the province of Cabo Delgado in the extreme northern part of Mozambique.
Based on data of the expected tropical cyclone path Twentyfour-19, wind speeds zones from Joint Research Centre (Issued on 23 April 2019 06:00 UTC), and population data from WorldPop 2015, UNITAR-UNOSAT conducted a population exposure analysis for Mozambique. About 750,000 people in Mozambique, mainly in Cabo Delgado province are living inside the wind speed zones of 120 km/h, 90 km/h and 60 km/h accordingly.