Monday, 21 January 2013

UPDATE: Satellite Images - Tropical Low Pressure Systems: South Africa/Mozambique/Indian Ocean (21 January 2013 09h00 SAST)

Image: Eumetsat (07h30 SAST)Click on image for larger view.

Bernardine Altenroxel - 72 hours of rainfall, as per TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission) via Google Earth.

The TLP System that caused heavy rain over parts of Botswana/South Africa/Mozambique is moving eastwards into the Indian Ocean. From satellite images it appear that the system now developed into two separate low pressure systems. (See satellite image and synoptic chart) The death toll is still increasing and rescue missions will continue today after heavy rainfall and flooding occurred in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Kwazulu Natal. The current low pressure systems are expected to move further eastwards into the Indian Ocean during the cause of the day. However heavy rain is still expected to fall in areas of the Lowveld and escarpment today. Further flash flooding is possible over the above mentioned areas. The public is warned that rivers are in flood and levels are expected to rise further in areas.


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