Hurricane-strength Cyclone Kenneth set to strike Mozambique tonight

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Just weeks after Tropical Cyclone Idai lashed Mozambique’s eastern seaboard and interior, Cyclone Kenneth is bearing down on the country’s northern region and southern Tanzania.

While Idai was a beast, Kenneth is shaping up to be lot stronger, fiercer and possibly as wet as Idai. Currently churning away in the Mozambique Channel, moving WSW at 15km/h, it’s set to make landfall tonight in northern Mozambique, near Pemba.

Read more: Everything you need to know about Tropical Cyclone Kenneth

According to the South African Weather Service, Kenneth is now a Category 4-equivalent storm with peak winds of 215km/h.

Satellite loops are even scarier than stills.

According to AccuWeather, Kenneth is set to become the first Indian Ocean storm to strike northern Mozambique with the equivalent strength of a hurricane.

Feature image: Cyclone Kenneth on 24 April 2019, by NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS)

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