Heavy rain and floods are affecting Mozambique since the beginning of March, causing extensive damage and deaths. Tropical Cyclone IDAI made landfall near Beira city (pop. 530 000) in Sofala province (Mozambique) on 14 March evening, as an intense Tropical Cyclone. Strong winds (max. sustained winds 170-180 km/h, with higher gusts), heavy rains and a large storm surge (calculations: up to 4.5 m) affected this area. After the landfall, it moved over Mozambique towards eastern Zimbabwe, weakening. However, the remnants of IDAI are still producing heavy rainfall, with additional flooding.
Photo Credit: After the passage of TC IDAI (source: WMO)