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TROPICAL CYCLONE DINEO HITS MOZAMBIQUE
Tropical Cyclone Dineo hit Mozambique's (East Africa) coastline a little after 1AM this morning Queensland time. The system made landfall as a Category 3 Tropical Cyclone on the Australian scale with wind gusts likely to have been in the vicinity of 160 - 180km/hr. The Tropical Cyclone was the strongest one to hit Mozambique's coastline since TC Jokwe in 2008.
Dineo is the third tropical cyclone of the so-far very quiet SW Indian Ocean cyclone season (The SW Indian Ocean season runs all year long and cyclone season begins in July and ends the following June however most cyclones form between November and April). It comes hot on the heels of Tropical Cyclone Carlos a week ago. Carlos did not make landfall.