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Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for DINEO-17
in Mozambiquefrom 13 Feb 2017 12:00 UTC to 16 Feb 2017 00:00 UTC
Automatic impact report for tropical cyclone DINEO-17
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Current Green alert for wind impact in Mozambique as of 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 UTC

This tropical cyclone is expected to have a medium humanitarian impact based on the storm strength and the affected population in the past and forecasted path.

Current storm status

This report is for advisory number 6 of tropical cyclone DINEO-17 issued at 16 Feb 2017 00:00 UTC (GDACS Event ID 1000337, Latest episode ID: 6, inserted at 16 Feb 2017 01:18 UTC ).

Current impact estimate:

  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0.514 million
  • Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 130 km/h)
  • Vulnerability of affected countries: High

Impact of Extreme Wind

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Cloud map
Cloud map. Track and wind-buffer map. Green area: Area that can be affected by winds of more than 64 km/h (Tropical Storm strength). Orange area: Same, for winds of more than 92 km/h. Red area: Same, for winds above 120 km/h (Hurricane or Typhoon strength) (Source: JRC)
Cloud Map Zoomed on last forecast
Cloud Map Zoomed on last forecast. The zoomed map on the last track. (Source: JRC)

Affected population

Up to 520000 people people can be affected by wind speeds of cyclone strength or above. In addition, no people people are living in coastal areas below 5m and can therefore be affected by storm surge.

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Inhambane Mozambique 1.3 million people
Gaza Mozambique 1.3 million people

Affected Populated Places (first 20 records)

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Maxixe Mozambique City 110000 people 137 km

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Inhambane INH 9 Civ. Paved Yes 4900 144 km
Major ports
Name LOCODE Country Distance
Inhambane MZINH Mozambique 140 km

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Event time line

The storm evolution is shown in the table below. Alert levels and population estimates are related to the area from a point to the next.

Advisory Alert color Date (UTC) Category Wind speed Wind gusts Population affected
by cyclone winds (>120km/h)
Location (lat, lon)
1
GREEN
13 Feb 2017 12:00 Tropical storm 74 km/h (46 mph) km/h ( mph) no people -21.5, 39.8
2
GREEN
14 Feb 2017 00:00 Tropical storm 83 km/h (52 mph) km/h ( mph) no people -21.9, 39
3
GREEN
14 Feb 2017 12:00 Tropical storm 102 km/h (63 mph) km/h ( mph) no people -22.3, 38.8
4
GREEN
15 Feb 2017 00:00 Tropical storm 111 km/h (69 mph) km/h ( mph) no people -22.7, 37.8
5
ORANGE
15 Feb 2017 12:00 Category 1 130 km/h (80 mph) km/h ( mph) 510000 people -23.5, 36.2
6
GREEN
16 Feb 2017 00:00 Tropical storm 111 km/h (69 mph) km/h ( mph) no people -23.4, 34.1
6
GREEN
16 Feb 2017 12:00 Tropical storm 74 km/h (46 mph) km/h ( mph) no people -22.9, 32.1
6
GREEN
17 Feb 2017 00:00 Tropical depression 46 km/h (29 mph) km/h ( mph) no people -22.5, 29.8

Previous advisories

For accessing reports of previous advisories, please click on the advisory number in the table below.

IDAlert ColorDate (UTC)CategoryMaximum sustained
wind speed (km/h)
Population affected
by cyclone winds (>120km/h)
Affected countries
1 13 Feb 2017 12:00 Category 1 120 No people affected Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa
2 14 Feb 2017 00:00 Category 1 120 380 thousand Mozambique
3 14 Feb 2017 12:00 Category 1 139 250 thousand Mozambique
4 15 Feb 2017 00:00 Category 1 130 240 thousand Mozambique
5 15 Feb 2017 12:00 Category 1 130 510 thousand Mozambique
6 16 Feb 2017 00:00 Tropical storm 111 520 thousand Mozambique

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Data resources

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About the data

JRC set up an automatic routine that includes the Tropical Cyclone (TC) bulletins produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) into a single database, covering all TC basins.

JRC calculates areas affected by high winds (wind buffers at 39, 58 and 74mph). This is done using the maximum reported wind radius (maximum of 4 quadrants) or, in case no wind radii are provided, through a regression analysis based on historical data. JRC also calculates the area affected by storm surge using HyFlux2 (hydrodynamic software).

Sources for data on critical infrastructure are: JRC NUMAS database (nuclear plants), ESRI (hydro dams, 1996), Global Discovery (airports, ports and cities).

Population data is from LandScan 2014.

Disclaimer

While we try everything to ensure accuracy, this information is purely indicative and should not be used for any decision making without alternate sources of information. The JRC is not responsible for any damage or loss resulting from the use of the information presented on this website.