Satellite Images Show Cyclone Kenneth Striking Parts of Northern Mozambique

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Cyclone Kenneth

The weather has not been forgiving for our brother and sisters living Mozambique. The state continues to experience the wrath of Cyclone Kenneth, which has been named the first tropical cyclone with power equivalent to that of a hurricane. The cyclone, which has been captured by several satellite images, is the first disaster of its kind to hit the northern province of Mozambique called Cabo Delgado in more than half a century.

According to AccuWeather, the Kenneth struck the named province about 62 km north of Pemba earlier today. The cyclone was marked by up to 10 minutes of sustained winds of about 200 km/hr, which is equivalent to Category 4 hurricane in the oceans.

Local weather and climate institutions have released more information about the activities of Cyclone Kenneth in Kenya. The Kenya Mete Department, for instance, announced that earlier fears that the cyclone had hit the Kenyan coast were false.



“However we may experience the effects of the cyclone in the form of enhanced rainfall over parts of Isiolo, Western Kenya , Samburu and including Nairobi. Stay with us for updates as the cyclone evolves,” reads a statement from the Department.

Nevertheless, it is projected that the cyclone will have some effect in Tanzania, particularly in Mtwara region. Earlier today, the Tanzania Government closed businesses and schools around the region for safety purposes.

People at Pemba experienced the wrath of the disaster as well, which was marked by strong winds and very heavy rainfall.

Tens of weather institutions have visualized Cyclone Kenneth via satellite photos. Here some of the images that have since been posted.

Weather Underground

eNCAWaeather

The Weather Channel

 

WMO/OMM

BBC Weather

Guateng Weather


Meteo World

Kenya Situation 

While the Kenya Meteorological Department has assured locals that Cyclone Kenneth will not hit the country, it has since warned people to expect heavy rainfalls later on tonight that will culminate from the effects of the rapidly rotating storm.

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