“It is expected that much of southern Mozambique can expect very heavy rainfall, most likely in the region of 100 to 200mm per day, or even more.”. Be especially cautious at night when it’s harder to recognize flood dangers. #PlayYourPartSA, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal and the Garden Route District beaches and public parks will be closed on the following days. Warning – Tropical storm Dineo coming to Kruger National Park, Limpopo. Communities are advised to remain alert and exercise precautionary measures to ensure their own safety. Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs spokesman Msawakhe Mayisela said the department “always” had a plan in place, complete with disaster management responders. More damage is … Pretoria – The South African Weather Service (SAWS) says severe tropical storm “Dineo” is quite likely to undergo a final surge of intensification, just before arriving over land in Mozambique this evening.. Flooding alert until Saturday across the region has also been issued by the Weather Service. “This storms and rains will continue until late Saturday,” the department said. Stock Photo. Experts predict that Dineo will cause havoc in its path. Never try to walk, swim or drive through fast-moving flood water. The South African Weather Service said in a statement on Monday that the storm is currently passing over the Mozambique Channel. Cyclone Dineo isn't the first storm to wreak havoc in South Africa or Mozambique. Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, Advocate Bongani Bongo, has called for urgent intervention regarding the movement of people and trucks through the Beit Bridge border post in Limpopo. Joint operations by Limpopo is expected to get activated by midday today. A multi-stakeholder team, comprising members of SAPS, SANDF, traffic officials, SASSA and Ambulance services, has been assembled by the Limpopo Department of Cooperative Governance – following the warning of severe tropical storm “Dineo”. “Customers are advised not to pay the fee demanded by these queue marshals, and to report such incidents to the South African Police and to the Post Office branch i... [Read] Police Minister Bheki Cele has welcomed the arrest of three possibly high ranking figures of the criminal underworld, allegedly linked to an ongoing "extortion racket" of businesses in Cape Town tinyurl.com/ycjse654, 2021 school calendar to kick off on 25 January, Black Africans, Coloureds and males likely to die of COVID-19, SASSA announces cut-off date to appeal rejected R350 claims, Tighter level 1 restrictions this festive season, SA to move from level 5 lockdown to level 4. Get access to storms alerts and lightning information as well as a list of the last 10 storm warnings for South Africa. The South African Weather Service (SAWS) says severe tropical storm "Dineo" is quite likely to undergo a final surge of intensification, just before arriving over land in… Read more » South Africa is bracing for the fury of Cyclone Dineo today as it shifts from battering Mozambique's coastline with howling gales and torrential downpours. The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) on Friday said parts of Mpumalanga, Northern KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo provinces are to be directly affected. A fake WhatsApp message containing a “storm warning” is being distributed and it claims the department of meteorology in South Africa has issued a statement confirming that a storm called Dineo – “will be hitting South Africa, Johannesburg and Jhb south as of tonight”. Storms and lightning. The winds are significantly stronger compared to this morning. The SA Weather Service has dismissed messages circulating on social media claiming that a tropical storm is scheduled to hit Johannesburg as … Many named tropical storms and tropical cyclones do not reach the coastlines of islands or continents, and so one doesn’t hear about them in the news. #StaySafe The KZN PROVJOINTS has been activated as a precaution, as there is a chance of being impacted by heavy rainfall in the northern parts of the province. Durban – Disaster management teams are at the ready as tropical Tropical storm Dineo prepares to make landfall on Friday. Kevin Rae, the chief forecaster at the South African Weather Service, said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon that the storm was still intensifying. Gale force winds and torrential downpours damaged homes and uprooted trees in the province of Inhambane Wednesday. The weather service says claims on social media that a 'Storm Dineo' is expected to hit Joburg is fake news. It is also important for people not to underestimate the power of moving water, especially flooded rivers. An obvious concern for communities, he said, would be torrential rain and flooding. Your way. Maximum sustained winds are now at 102 km/h, pressure hovering around 980 hpa and Dineo has a huge rain rate of 132 mm/h according to NASA's Hurricane Web page. “It is important to note that even if government can be ready, the success of the plans being implemented requires community to cooperate and adhere to the tips issued,” said the department. Dineo is expected to reach eastern and northern parts of South Africa la Stop, turn around and go another way. But the storm is expected to weaken significantly as it migrates west today, reports the South African Weather Services. Just 6 centimetres of fast-moving flood water can knock a person off their feet, and a depth of 2 meters is enough to float a car. Tropical Storm Dineo: How are cyclones named? This after the South African Weather Service issued a warning of the anticipated Dineo which hit the coast of Mozambique (Gaza and Inhambane Provinces) … A tropical storm‚ to be called Dineo‚ is headed for South African shores later this week. Government urges communities to regularly follow developments through Radio, TV and other communication channels as this will assist to keep them safe. The South African Weather Service (SAWS), on Wednesday 17 June, warned residents of fake news circulating on WhatsApp about a “Storm Dineo”. There is also a good chance that it will reach tropical cyclone status within the next six to 12 hours. If the vehicle stalls, leave it immediately and seek higher ground. Communities are requested not to cross flooded roads, low lying bridges and rivers. Dineo was downgraded to a tropical depression on Thursday and renamed "ex-Dineo". “The likely impact are widespread flooding that could result in damage to roads and bridges, thus cutting off communities, displace others and straining the emergency services.”. Storm Dineo: Plans in place to respond to emergencies, disasters Dineo is expected to hit parts of Mpumalanga, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal later on Thursday. “The NATJOC and all other teams dealing with disaster management will continue to monitor any further developments relating to this cyclone and storms. The South African Weather Service (SAWS) says severe tropical storm "Dineo" is quite likely to undergo a final surge of intensification, just before arriving over land in Mozambique this evening. South Africa is bracing for the fury of Cyclone Dineo today as it shifts from battering Mozambique’s coastline with howling gales and torrential downpours. Erin Hanekom . It reached the … Parts of South Africa and Zimbabwe await the fury of the storm. The South African Post Office (Sapo) has advised its customers not to pay self-appointed queue marshals a fee for a place in front of the queue when visiting their branches. Kevin Rae, the chief forecaster at the South African Weather Service, said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon that the storm was still intensifying. The … It further described potential damage to property that could be caused by the wind, “heavy rain” and… Read more » If it intensifies and is classified as a moderate tropical storm‚ as expected in the next 24 hours‚ it will be named Dineo. Trees were uprooted, rooves torn off and extensive … Nous voudrions effectuer une description ici mais le site que vous consultez ne nous en laisse pas la possibilité. Communities are warned about the dangers that the cyclone poses and are urged to be careful and take precautions as complacency might lead to loss of life. Never drive into water covering the road. Fickle tropical storm Dineo to bring heavy rainfall Heavy rain and possible damage to structures expected in northern parts of coastline. Follow South African Government News on Facebook. Tropical Storm Dineo hits Mozambique. As part of our efforts we are also still distributing lightning conductors.”. Southern Mozambique was hit on Thursday by the tropical cyclone accompanied by strong winds exceeding 100 kilometres per hour as well as torrential rainfall and rough seas. Parents, care givers and guardians are urged to ensure the safety of their children during the storms. The tropical weather system expected to affect parts of Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces – including the Kruger National Park – in South Africa later this week, is still on course and expectations are now that it will reach Tropical Cyclone stage. More news. The low-pressure system was expected to bring heavy rain, flooding and possibly wind damage to the southern parts of Mozambique; parts of Limpopo and Mpumalanga; and the northern reaches of KwaZulu-Natal. The beach at Inhambane in Mozambique today – PHOTO: Shaun Keating. #CelebrateSafe #CelebrateSafe However, the tropical storm will have no effect on the Eastern Cape. Tropical cyclone Dineo has been downgraded to a tropical storm according to the South African Weather Service. Southern Mozambique continues to be under the influence of dry, descending air on the periphery of the tropical low and thus remains virtually cloud-free. “The NATJOINTS has developed a plan that is currently being implemented, working in tandem with all the affected provinces.”. South Africa appears to have thankfully been spared the worst of the wrath of Cyclone Dineo, which wreaked havoc in Mozambique killing at least seven people and leaving 130,000 displaced. Chief forecaster Kevin Rae says ex-Dineo has remained mostly over the Mozambique's Banhine National Park and that the South African provinces at risk are Limpopo and Mpumalanga. The latest weekly report by the department shows that the persistent downpours have improved the country’s water situation drastically, with dam levels i... Government may have to review current lockdown restrictions and consider further measures to curb the exponential spread of the COVID-19 virus, says Health Minister, Dr Zwelini Mkhize. #Covid19SA, Due to the potential for transmission, all post-funeral gatherings, including ‘after-tears’ parties, are prohibited. Ehlanzeni District Municipality in Mpumalanga, covering Mbombela, Nkomazi and Bushbuckridge are expected to experience the tropical cyclone, as well as Mopani and Vhembe districts in Limpopo. Feb 14 … If the list of names is exhausted, Greek letters are used for subsequent storms. “Summer leaves a trail of devastation. Tropical storm Dineo has left a path of destruction in its wake along the coast of Mozambique since it arrived yesterday. Weather Update, Storm Report SA: In terms of the direction Dineo is moving has not change much since this morning. More damage is … Much of southern Mozambique can expect very heavy rainfall, most likely in the region of 100 to 200mm. Photo by Linda Michelmore in Wakkerstroom, Mpumulanga: “Today we really felt the impact of the tropical storm that hit the NE coast yesterday. February 15, 2017. “Furthermore, along the southern coastline of Mozambique, strong and damaging winds as well as sea conditions are expected to become very rough. A tropical storm – named Dineo – has swept in from the Indian Ocean, causing extensive flooding as it hit landfall in Mozambique. If you are meeting family or friends, keep it small, outside and spacious. HEAVY rain is expected in South Africa tomorrow night (Thursday, 16 February), as Dineo makes land. EWN - South African news: access breaking news alerts, sport, business, entertainment, opinion, multimedia and cartoons. The storm – upgraded to cyclone status late yesterday – is expected to hit Mpumalanga, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal today. February 16, 2017 Tersia Gopi 2 minutes read NEWCASTLE – Predicted as a tropical disturbance on Monday, Dineo has … According to Storm Report SA, who initially picked up on the information after NASA issued a warning of the possible cyclone on Sunday evening, the trajectory of Dineo has change slightly from last night and will now be moving over the extreme northern parts of SA. … “Updates will be issued as and when necessary through various communication channels. #SaferFestiveSeason, Keep our loved ones and our communities safe this #FestiveSeason by avoiding crowded places. Erin Hanekom 2 minutes read. “Furthermore, the latest forecast guidance suggests that it is likely to intensify to Intense Tropical Cyclone status as early as Wednesday night (tonight), shortly before making landfall near Inhambane, southern Mozambique, early on Thursday (tomorrow).”. This is … The South Africa Weather Service warned that the storm still … Tropical Storm Dineo made landfall in Inhambane Province, Mozambique, on the evening of February 15, causing flooding and strong winds. Seven people died, and 20,000 homes were destroyed in Mozambique after the storm arrived Thursday. Tropical Storm Dineo in the Mozambique Channel at 10h15 local time this morning, indicating well-defined spiral banding as well as the beginnings of a central eye. Abandon your home immediately guided by relevant authorities if evacuation is recommended, before access is cut off by flood water. Fourth in the alphabet, Dineo was the fourth storm in the South Indian Ocean that reached tropical storm status. In fact, most of the regions across South Africa have been witnessing heavy rains since 3 am. “Recognising that failure to respond rapidly in a coordinated and coherent manner, might lead to more destruction, the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS) comprising of various government departments and institutions was constituted. Storm causes damage in Inhambane Province before heading off towards Limpopo river. Rae said that while over South Africa heavy rainfall might occur in places over the lowveld and adjacent escarpment regions on Thursday night, the greatest impact with respect to South African provinces was expected to take place on Friday. ‘Dineo has picked up some speed and is now moving WSW at 9,6 km/h. “Weather conditions in the Mozambique Channel continue to be hot and humid‚ with light winds in the atmosphere‚ whilst sea-surface temperatures exceed 30°C over the eastern part of this region‚ adjoining the Mozambique Channel. Media are welcome to utilise all stories, pictures and other material on this site as well as from our Facebook and Twitter accounts, at no cost. Southern Mozambique was hit on Thursday by the tropical cyclone accompanied by strong winds exceeding 100 kilometres per hour as well as torrential rainfall and rough seas. A satellite photo shows Tropical Storm Dineo approaching Africa's eastern coast. A “storm warning” message has been circulating on WhatsApp, claiming that “the department of meteorology in South Africa has issued a statement confirming the storm (Dineo) will be hitting South Africa, Johannesburg and Jhb south as of tonight”. UPDATE: The South African government has issued a WARNING to South Africans as Dineo approaches. Here are four other storms that have hit the region this century. Winds in excess of 100km/h with driving rain over areas with weak infrastructure and housing will cause damage. Tropical cyclone Dineo, Mozambique Channel. Rain has already begun in the Ehlanzeni and it is expected to become heavy as the night continues and spread through other areas. Nasa reported the formation of the tropical cyclone on Monday and said it was the fifth tropical cyclone of the southern Indian Ocean season formed this week. Winter brings its own challenges in the form of veld fires and the like. South Africa is bracing for the fury of Cyclone Dineo today as it shifts from battering Mozambique's coastline with howling gales and torrential downpours. By Saturday, Dineo was expected to drift into Botswana, and showers were expected to continue over Limpopo. If the list of names is exhausted, Greek letters are used for subsequent storms. On Thursday, the South African weather service downgraded Dineo to a tropical storm as it moved away from the ocean and over land, south into SA. Tropical cyclone Dineo pummeled Mozambique’s southern coastline near a resort town late Wednesday, killing seven people, as it moved west toward South Africa … The South African Weather Service said in a statement on Monday that the storm is currently passing over the Mozambique Channel. All rights reserved, Please visit the official Government information portal for Coronavirus by clicking HERE. The department said all disaster management teams are ready and the fact that other provinces like Gauteng, Free State, Western Cape and North West pledged to assist affected provinces where the need arises was encouraging. Eyewitness News – INSIDE THE TRUTH According to Selomo it is the fifth cyclone of 2016/17 southern hemisphere cyclone season. Dineo will hit Mozambique's coastline before it reaches South Africa, where heavy rain, flooding and wind damage are expected later this week. Listen to the special warnings on radio and/or television. As predicted, the cyclone lost much of its energy when it hit landfall and no longer had the heat from the ocean to feed its growth. The storm left at least seven dead, thousands of homes destroyed. You would not know how deep it is or if the road has been washed away. The South Africa Weather Service warned that the storm still … #StaySafe Local myth buster Africa Check debunked this hoax in 2017 already, but somehow it made a reappearance, much to the consternation of the South African Weather Service (SAWS), which tweeted on Wednesday: "Another whatsapp (sic) about 'storm Dineo' hitting Johannesburg tonight is once again doing the rounds. The storm is currently classified as a tropical disturbance. The service asked people not to forward … The system was likely to be associated with maximum winds in the order of 90 knots, or approximately 166km/* . Dineo stormed into Mozambique yesterday with strong winds which were expected to reach over 200km/hour. A tropical storm – named Dineo – has swept in from the Indian Ocean, causing extensive flooding as it hit landfall in Mozambique. In addition to the overall risk faced by coastal communities, the threat of storm surge (coastal flooding) will be particularly pronounced.”. Given that Dineo is likely to reach Tropical Cyclone intensity today, the projected maximum strength of surface winds associated with the system will be 70 knots, or about 130km/h. Moderate tropical storm Dineo; squarely within the Mozambique Channel at 08h00 local time this morning. #PlayYourPartSA. ... UK imposes flight restrictions on South Africa . Dineo stormed into Mozambique yesterday with strong winds which were expected to reach over 200km/hour. Latest story: Descending tropical storm Dineo to hit Mozambique first Tropical storm Dineo has continued to strengthen over the warm waters of the Mozambique Channel overnight. A tropical storm – named Dineo – has swept in from the Indian Ocean, causing extensive flooding as it hit landfall in Mozambique. He said they were monitoring weather forecasts. The Citizen brings you breaking news, current affairs, celebrity and entertainment news, as well as sport news throughout the day. CoGTA said Dineo will reach South Africa on Thursday and most likely affect Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the extreme northern parts of KwaZulu-Natal. On Thursday, the South African weather service downgraded Dineo to a tropical storm as it moved away from the ocean and over land, south into SA. The rain has started affecting the north-eastern parts of South Africa from this morning. It will now move over SA a little bit more to the north. Pretoria - South Africa is bracing itself for an approaching Tropical Cyclone Dineo which made landfall last night in Inhambane, southern Mozambique. The 24-hour Limpopo disaster toll free number is 0800 222 111. 14 February 2017: Tropical storm Dineo has continued to strengthen over the warm waters of the Mozambique Channel overnight. Friday, February 17, 2017 Pretoria - South Africa is bracing itself for an approaching Tropical Cyclone Dineo which made landfall last night in Inhambane, southern Mozambique. As predicted, the cyclone lost much of its energy when it hit landfall and no longer had the heat from the ocean to feed its growth. More damage is threatened as it swings south and west. The Department of Water and Sanitation says South Africans are poised for a bumper wet Christmas following persistent rains that fell over large parts of the country in the past month. Tropical storm Dineo‚ which will soon reach cyclone strength‚ is a female and was named by Botswana’s weather bureau. Dineo made landfall over southern Mozambique today and is expected to bring flooding rains in the north-eastern parts of South Africa beginning today throughout the weekend. The South African Weather Service (SAWS) says severe tropical storm "Dineo" is quite likely to undergo a final surge of intensification, just before arriving over land in… Read more » The three Provincial Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (PROVJOINTS) of Limpopo, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal are also complementing the work of the NATJOINTS. 1376 days ago Fourth in the alphabet, Dineo was the fourth storm in the South Indian Ocean that reached tropical storm status. A list of storm names is in rotation for the 2016/17 cyclone season in the southwest Indian Ocean region. If walking outdoors, avoid crossing rivers and swollen streams where water is above your ankles. A tropical storm – named Dineo – has swept in from the Indian Ocean, causing extensive flooding as it hit landfall in Mozambique. By Thursday it would still be a “significant rain-bearing system”, but would be starting to weaken somewhat in intensity. “The expected level of impact will be severe with rain of up to 200 millimetres in 24 hours still expected and the wind speed of just below 100 kilometres per hour. In case of going to school, it is important to ensure that they are safe and do not cross flooded roads, bridges and rivers. According to the South African Weather Services, Dineo is currently classified as a Severe Tropical Storm … Latest projections are that the system is still intensifying, whilst still maintaining a predominantly westerly track. UPDATE: The South African government has issued a WARNING to South Africans as Dineo approaches. 27 things you should know ahead of your summer road trip, © 2020 Independent Online and affiliated companies. South Africa is bracing for the fury of Cyclone Dineo today as it shifts from battering Mozambique's coastline with howling gales and torrential downpours. Tropical Cyclone Dineo hit Mozambique on Wednesday. “We’re on high alert, well equipped and ready to respond.”. Many named tropical storms and tropical cyclones do not reach the coastlines of islands or continents, and so one doesn’t hear about them in the news. © 2020 Government Communication and Information System, If you live with a high-risk individual, here are some ways you can help keep them protected from #COVID19 The rainy season, he said, often brought with it flooding and destruction. Dineo was downgraded to a tropical depression on Thursday and renamed "ex-Dineo". 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