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.

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

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