Relief As Tropical Cyclone Jobo Makes Weak Landfall in Tanzania

The tropical cyclone which was forecasted to make a landfall in Dar es Salaam on Sunday, 25 April has weakened after entering an area with opposing winds, Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) has said. Cyclone Jobo was 200kms east of Mafia Island and moving at a speed of 18kms/hr on Indian Ocean. According to the TMA, Jobo is currently not in Tanzania and no direct damage is expected. However, the report noted that the remains of the clouds that accompanied the cyclonecould caused rain in some parts of the Coastal Zone. Jobo was forecast to decrease its intensity, as it moves north-west over the western Indian Ocean, passing north of Comoros on 22-23 April, it was expected to reach the central coast of Tanzania on 24-25 April.


Joint Typhoon Warning Center's tropical warning of Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone Jobo (file photo).

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.