Which tropical cyclone hit South Africa?

What is the name of the cyclone that hit South Africa?

Two children have died and hundreds of homes were either partially or completely destroyed as Tropical Cyclone Eloise hit South Africa. The three hardest-hit provinces in South Africa were Mpumalanga, Limpopo and northern KwaZulu-Natal. Across all three provinces, many families were displaced.

Was there a hurricane in South Africa?

On January 28, the storm made landfall in southern Mozambique, and slowly weakened over land. Domoina crossed into Swaziland and later eastern South Africa before dissipating on February 2.

Tropical Storm Domoina.

Severe tropical storm (SWIO scale)
Highest winds 10-minute sustained: 95 km/h (60 mph) 1-minute sustained: 100 km/h (65 mph)

Has a cyclone ever hit Africa?

At least 31 tropical cyclones have affected Western Africa and its surrounding islands since records began in 1851. The majority of the storms affect West Africa and Cape Verde islands during the months of August and September which are the active months of a typical Atlantic hurricane season.

When was the last tropical cyclone in southern Africa?

Cyclone Idai

Intense tropical cyclone (SWIO scale)
Dissipated 21 March 2019
(Remnant low after 16 March)
Highest winds 10-minute sustained: 195 km/h (120 mph) 1-minute sustained: 215 km/h (130 mph) Gusts: 280 km/h (175 mph)
Lowest pressure 940 hPa (mbar); 27.76 inHg
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What is a Category 2 tropical cyclone?

A Category 1 tropical cyclone is estimated to have 10-minute sustained wind speeds of 34–47 kn (39–54 mph; 63–87 km/h), while a Category 2 tropical cyclone is estimated to have 10-minute sustained wind speeds of 48–63 kn (55–72 mph; 89–117 km/h).

Where did the cyclone hit in South Africa?

Sofala province has been hardest hit, especially in Buzi, Dondo and Nhamatanda districts and Beira City, according to INGD. The cyclone left more than 5,000 houses destroyed (1,069), damaged (3,343) or flooded (1,500) and destroyed or damaged dozens of classrooms.

Which coast is affected by tropical cyclones?

The Eastern coast of India is affected by tropical cyclones more than the Western coast.

What season do tropical cyclones occur in South Africa?

The effect of tropical cyclones on South Africa The tropical cyclone season in our part of the world is from November to April, with the peak frequency in January and February.