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FENGYUN-2 satellite monitors the subtropical cyclone in South Africa

Source:National Satellite Meteorological Centre, World Meteorological Centre Beijing21-04-2022

From April 9 to 13, sustained rainy weather occured in kwaZulu-Natal of South Africa and northern Eastern Cape province. From April 12 to 13, a subtropical cyclone strengthened, with the rain in the above-mentioned areas reaching the strongest. There was heavy rain in some areas, with the local 24h cumulative rainfall registering more than 300 mm along the southern Indian Ocean coast, at the same time, accompanied by short-term heavy precipitation, wind and other strong convective weather.

According to the prediction of China Meteorological Administration (CMA), the subtropical cyclone is expected to move eastward and then weaken. Precipitation will gradually weaken and end, and wind will gradually let up on April 14-15. There is another light to moderate rain process in eastern South Africa from April 16 to 19, with heavy rainfall expected in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape. 

FY-2H meteorological satellite monitoring image

Source: National Satellite Meteorological Centre, World Meteorological Centre Beijing

Editor: Liu Shuqiao