Tropical storm Guambe with 155 km/h winds hit South Africa, Eswatini, Mozambique and Madagascar

After deadly cyclone Eloise /;, which devastated in January 2021 many south-African coutnries is South Africa, Eswatini, Mozambique and Madagascar after another tropical threat – tropical storm Guambe.

Tropical storm has developed above coastal areas of southeastern Africa, where was slowly moving above ocean.

10-minute sustained winds on 19. February 2021 reached 155 km/h, an equivalent of Category 2 tropical cyclone on Saffir Simpson scale and minimum pressure in centre of cyclone 953 hPa.

Three-digit wind gusts bothered coasts of South Africa, Mozambique and Eswatini last week and caused regional floods and material damages.

Fatalities haven´t been reported.

According to Autumn 2021 forecast for southern-African states, powerful cyclone season is expected to continue during the next months /, with wet and cold anomalies from Mozambiuqe to Namibia.

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