South Africa

IMERG rainfall totals in South Africa, April 5 - 18, 2022.
An upper-level area of low pressure tapped into the warm waters of the South Indian Ocean to bring heavy rains and flooding to parts of South Africa during the second week of April. The event unfolded when an upper-level trough of low pressure embedded within the midlatitude westerlies traversed the southern part of Africa from west to east. As the trough approached the east coast of South Africa, an area of low pressure became detached from the main flow, this “cut off” low then drifted over the warm waters of the Agulhas Current, which channels warmer waters from the tropical Indian Ocean

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