Tropical Cyclone Idai's eye weakens since making landfall

Tropical Cyclone Idai's eye weakens since making landfall

The cyclone is centred near the city of Chimoio in Manica Province but it is not having a significant impact on South African weather.

Nkhokwe said the and strong winds are expected to start from Thursday to Sunday mainly over southern areas of Malawi which are at a risk for locally damaging winds, flooding and significant travel disruptions as the Tropical Cyclone makes its way to Zimbabwe where it is expected to weaken and die on 18th March.

About 62 975 people were affected by the floods in Mozambique.

Mozambique cabinet spokesperson Ana Comoana said the "government has decreed a red alert due to the continuing rains and the approach of the tropical cyclone Idai, expected to reach the country between Thursday to Friday", Al Jazeera reported.

Tropical cyclone Idai battered Mozambique's coastal city of Beira leaving its 530,000 residents cut off from the outside world on Friday after power cables were downed and communications severed.

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According to the Saffir-Simpson scale Cyclone Idai is now and extremely unsafe category 4 storm and has explosively intensified in the past 8 hours which is expected to make landfall by tomorrow. In the days before landfall, meteorologists predicted Idai's storm surge could be as high as 26 feet.

Government emergency services had yet to give an update but the South African Weather Service (SAWS) said the cyclone was moving inland, northwest of Beira.

Data from Windy.com showed the depression dumping rain in excess of 30mm.

Mozambique is prone to extreme weather events.

And according to reports, the tropical cylcone was packing winds of more than 200km per hour. "Houses and trees were destroyed and pylons downed", an official at the National Institute of Disaster Management told AFP.

"A team of 15 rescuers, including rescue technicians, advanced life support paramedics, and lifeguards, are on their way with six 4×4 vehicles, boats, and jet skis to assist the community".

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