JOHANNESBURG - Dineo has continued to deepen overnight and is now packing wind speeds of 120km/h around its eye with wind gusts exceeding 160km/h. We analyse and report weather phenomenon and keep you informed on all weather events in South Africa. A tropical storm – named Dineo– has swept in from the Indian Ocean, causing extensive flooding as it hit landfall in Mozambique. Hail-hit Gauteng braces for round two. Durban – Disaster management teams are at the ready as tropical Tropical storm Dineo prepares to make landfall on Friday. The service has stressed that it is a fake weather alert and confirmed that there may be a 30 per cent possibility of showers. In the month following the storm, a cholera outbreak in Mozambique and Malawi infected more than 1,200 people and claimed 2 lives. Tropical cyclone Dineo expected to hit parts of SA. Please ignore fake news such as this. Just in case there is some heavy rain, here are some tips you can follow to keep safe: The following steps are to be followed at home, Read: Dineo brings welcome rain to Tzaneen, wind blows down trees, We use cookies to help improve your experience and to show you relevant advertising. South African Weather Services has been fielding calls about storm Dineo hitting Johannesburg tonight. For any challenge one may face en route, let your colleagues know about it and your whereabouts, so as to send an SOS. Cyclone Jokwe – Last cyclone to hit Mozambique prior to Dineo Sunday has a 60 per cent chance of rain. Johannesburg - Tropical storm Dineo has hit parts of South Africa and motorists are cautioned to avoid using roads in affected areas. NOTE: Storm's names can also change, and this happens when a storm is so deadly or costly that the future use of its name on a different storm would be inappropriate. Storm Report SA. There is also a good chance that it will reach tropical cyclone status within the next six to 12 hours. The wind that Johannesburg is experiencing now will die down with mild temperatures of between 25 to 26 degrees. Forecaster Dipuo Tawana says they’re working with disaster management to keep watch over areas which will be heavily affected. See also. De tropische storm Dineo raast sinds woensdag over het Afrikaanse Mozambique. Make sure you do not have open fires, gas or candles on (keep torches and warm clothing handy). It further described potential damage to property that could be caused by the wind, “heavy rain” and… Copyright © 2020 Caxton & CTP Printers and Publishers Ltd. 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By Manuel Mucari MAPUTO (Reuters) - Tropical storm Dineo, which has been building along the east coast of southern Africa, made landfall in Mozambique on Wednesday evening, battering two coastal towns with heavy rain and wind at speeds of up to … NO severe weather expected in Gauteng. No 'Storm Dineo' expected in Gauteng, says weather service 18 June 2020 - 11:04 By Unathi Nkanjeni The weather service says claims on social media that a 'Storm Dineo… 2553 days ago. Tropical Storm Dineo Pounds Mozambique, Nears South Africa By . Storms and lightning. Here are four other storms that have hit the region this century. #FAKENEWS Another whatsapp about ‘storm Dineo' hitting Johannesburg tonight is once again doing the rounds. You would not, for example, find another Hurricane Katrina in our day, as this notorious storm, which occurred in 2005, was the costliest natural disaster and one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. “We will send an update when we need to, because the tropical cyclone can lose track and change direction. More damage is … No storm the size of Dineo will be hitting Joburg tonight or this weekend, according to the SA Weather Services. 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 South African Weather Service said the country will experience severe storms and heavy rains starting from Thursday, February … Forecasters warn the impact of the storm will be felt on Friday with heavy rainfall, flooding and strong winds. Lusaka/Johannesburg — Tropical cyclone Dineo pummeled Mozambique’s southern coastline near a resort town late on Wednesday, killing seven people, as it …