Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for GUAMBE-21
in Mozambique

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone GUAMBE-21 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000770
Name GUAMBE-21
From - To 17 Feb - 22 Feb
Exposed countries Mozambique
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 157 km/h Category 2
Maximum storm surge 0.3 m (20 Feb 05:00 UTC)
Vulnerability High (Mozambique)


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Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS JTWC 102 km/h 0.2 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 184 km/h 0.7 m 679 mm 0.5
GFS 133 km/h 0.6 m 442 mm 0.5
ECMWF 122 km/h 0.8 m 507 mm 0.5
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Mozambique - Tropical Cyclone GUAMBE (ECHO 18 Feb 2021)Thu, 18 Feb 2021 02:00

  • New Tropical Cyclone (TC) GUAMBE is moving south over the Mozambique Channel, along the coast of Mozambique. On 17 February at 18.00 UTC, its centre was 240 km east of Inhassoro District (Inhambane Province, central Mozambique), with maximum sustained winds up to 83 km/h.
  • GUAMBE is forecast to strengthen, as it moves south  towards the central and southern coast of Mozambique, with maximum sustained winds up to 150 km/h.
  • Central and southern Mozambique were affected by TC ELOISE on 23-24 January and compounded by recent flooding in Maputo and Gaza Provinces (southern Mozambique), affecting more than 11,410 people.
  • A red warning for heavy rain, strong winds and thunderstorms has been issued for Sofala, Inhambane, Manica, and Zambezia Provinces.
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SA Weather Service issues weather warnings for Gauteng and LimpopoMon, 22 Feb 2021 13:56:00 +0100.

This as tropical storm Guambe is no longer expected to make landfall and is moving out into the Indian Ocean, where it will intensify into a cyclone. Ths South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a Level 2 warning for disruptive rain
Mozambique to be hit by another tropical stormSat, 20 Feb 2021 06:51:00 +0100.

Tropical storm Guambe is strengthening in the southern half of the Mozambique Channel with a high likelihood of torrential rain, strong winds and flooding along southern Mozambique's coast and adjacent interior regions, especially from Beir
Devenu cyclone tropical, Guambe continue de s'intensifierFri, 19 Feb 2021 23:03:00 +0100.

Sous les radars de Météo France depuis plusieurs jours, le système a atteint le stade de cyclone tropical ce vendredi matin et poursuit sa phase d'intensification. À 16h30, il se trouvait à 1 965 km à l'ouest-sud-ouest de nos côtes. Au coeu
Mozambique: Cyclone Guambe to pass 100 km off the coast but storms are ... Fri, 19 Feb 2021 17:27:00 +0100.

. Tropical storm Guambe turned into a tropical cyclone on Friday. The centre is expected to pass 100 kilometres off the Mozambican coast, the French weather centre for the Indian Ocean announced. “The heart of the cyclone is expected to re

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (38), (2), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),