GPM Examines Deadly Tropical Cyclone Dineo

Dineo has now weakened to a tropical depression but the tropical cyclone had winds of over 70 kts (80.5 mph) when it hit Mozambique. Four people have been reported killed by Dineo. The GPM core observatory satellite flew over Mozambique on February 16, 2016 at 0916 UTC after Dineo's maximum sustained winds had fallen to about 60 kts (69 mph). Data collected by GPM's Microwave Imager (GMI) and Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) instruments showed that the tropical cyclone was still dropping light to moderate rainfall over a large area of southern Mozambique. This GPM view revealed that

Intensifying Tropical Cyclone Dineo Seen By GPM

Tropical cyclone Dineo was intensifying in the middle of the Mozambique Channel when the GPM core observatory satellite flew over on February 14, 2017 at 0926 UTC. Dineo had winds of about 55 kts (~ 63.3 mph) at the time of this GPM pass. Very heavy precipitation was found in feeder bands on Dineo's northeastern side. The most intense rainfall was measured by GPM's Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) falling at a rate of over 132 mm (5.2 inches) per hour in the intense storms in the northeastern quadrant of the tropical cyclone. GPM's radar (DPR Ku Band) sliced through the center of