The Tornadoes, Cyclones, Hurricanes & Typhoons Thread.

Lots of structural damage on the east coast. I was speaking to my son In Tallahassee just as the first bits of rain and wind started to hit them. Although downgraded to storm strength at that time, he said there were power utility trucks standing all over, just waiting to repair wherever there's an outage. So totally un-SouthAfrican :D
 
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Can really do with a bit of that green here :( Grass is taking a beating... Jan 2022 172mm 2023 55mm

All Geoff's fault... he took the rain with when he moved.....
 
Can really do with a bit of that green here :( Grass is taking a beating... Jan 2022 172mm 2023 55mm

All Geoff's fault... he took the rain with when he moved.....
Don't you believe it - the Cape is another windy blown kettle of dried-out fish. The wind down here is driving me slowly but surely completely crazy. It rains and then the wind comes along and sucks all the moisture out of everything.
 
Already soaked part of NZ getting hit again:
It comes weeks after Auckland and surrounding areas were hit by record rainfall that sparked floods and killed four people.

Emergency management minister Kieran McAnulty told a media briefing on Monday that the government is considering declaring a national state of emergency for only the third time in the country's history.
The meteorological agency Metservice said Whangarei, a city north of Auckland, had received 100.5mm of rain (4 inches) in the past 12 hours.

Mr McAnulty added that Monday would be a "critical day" due to the "highly dangerous" combination of high winds and heavy rain. Winds of up to 140km/h (87mph) battered the Northland region, while Auckland Harbour Bridge was rocked by gusts of 110km/h.
 
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It's not like the Kruger need any rain ... it's already flooded as is

Updated forecasts show most of the rain restricted to southern Mozambique. However we will have to wait for the system to redevelop over open water to get any certainty.
 
Updated forecasts show most of the rain restricted to southern Mozambique. However we will have to wait for the system to redevelop over open water to get any certainty.
Farmer friend of mine in Hazyview says he's already building an ark, just in case :) His property borders the Sabie river... house is high, but the macadamia trees could be in danger
 
Earlier predictions of heavy rain over SA now seem unlikely to materialise, and the heaviest falls from TC Freddy are likely to be restricted to southern Mozambique:

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The 6.5 magnitude quake struck on Friday, a day after category four Cyclone Judy swept through the islands.

The storm caused widespread damage and flooding across the country. No casualties have been reported yet.

A category three storm, Cyclone Kevin, arrived on Friday, bringing destructive winds of up to 130km/h.
"It's crazy, Vanuatu is used to natural disasters, but I think this is the first time it has had two cyclones back to back," said UNICEF's Eric Durpaire, according to AFP news agency.
The Pacific state has already requested help from neighbours. Australia - a three hour plane ride away - said on Friday it would send water and medical supplies and a team of workers to assess the damage. New Zealand has also pledged assistance.

Vanuatu, a country of about 300,000 people, has been ranked the nation most prone to natural disasters by the United Nations.
 
Freddy continues it's unprecedented track:
The tropical cyclone is on track to become the longest-lasting storm on record and it continues to gain strength.

The storm has already broken records for the strength it has accumulated and the 8,000-km (5,000-mile) path it travelled across the Indian Ocean.
The cyclone developed off the north Australian Coast in early February and then travelled thousands of kilometres across the southern Indian Ocean, affecting Mauritius and La Réunion, before making landfalls in Madagascar two weeks later and then Mozambique.

Experts say that is a very rare path for such a storm to take.

It already holds the record for highest accumulated cyclone energy in the southern hemisphere. That is a measure of a storm's strength over time.
Mozambique is now bracing for a second landfall, whilst still reeling from the rains and floods brought by the cyclone.

Madagascar received around three times its usual monthly average rainfall in the past week alone.
 
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