– Julie Bourdin, Video of car crashing over embankment not storm Dineo’s work – it’s from Pakistan. JHB (Region) warnings. Please note that this is incorrect. “A hoax message is doing the rounds on WhatsApp about “storm Dineo” that will be hitting South Africa, Johannesburg and Jhb south as of tonight. Forecaster Victoria Nurse told us the storm was still affecting Eastern Mpumalanga and Limpopo, but insisted it was not as serious as claimed. A former resident of Louis Trichardt Mr Brian Jefferies posted details about the tropical storm Dineo. You may reproduce this piece or content from it for the purpose of reporting and/or discussing news and current events. – Cyclone Dineo continued to deepen overnight on Tuesday and was packing wind speeds of 120km/h around its eye, with wind gusts exceeding 160km/h. Furthermore, except for the call centre of the South African police, the numbers provided at the end of the message do not lead to emergency departments in South Africa. [9] @ewnupdates @EWNTraffic @_ArriveAlive @SABCNewsOnline pic.twitter.com/Rabq7tjCig, Drive with caution,heavy rain & flood warning in effect across Gauteng today.Up to 100mm of rainfall possible. Dineo, which will be accompanied by winds of up to 150km/h and heavy rains of up to 200mm, will continue inland on Friday. The claims they make need to be checked, openly and impartially. River road, Bryanston #flooding #JHBTraffic ^NS pic.twitter.com/wkgEq4A0w7, Please #AVOID Witkoppen road, heading West from Douglas road, near Douglasdale SAPS. @ewnupdates @_ArriveAlive @SABCNewsOnline @EWNTraffic pic.twitter.com/PkaTVejw5h, River Road bridge, Bryanston, flooded. to reach the Swaziland Electricity Company (SEC). Durban – Disaster management teams are at the ready as tropical Tropical storm Dineo prepares to make landfall on Friday. Read our republishing guidelines. For democracy to function, public figures need to be held to account for what they say. © 2020 eNCA, an eMedia Holdings company. Please do not attempt. The name is assigned according to a pre-defined alphabetical list for the 2016/2017 tropical storm season in the South-West Indian Ocean. Southern Mozambique continues to be under the influence of dry, descending air on the periphery of the tropical low and thus remains virtually cloud-free. Storm Report SA is proud to be the top weather page in SA. Get access to storms alerts and lightning information as well as a list of the last 10 storm warnings for South Africa. We cannot investigate every claim sent in to us. © Copyright Africa Check 2020. The rain Zululand will receive today is not attributed to Dineo, however it will be most welcomed by many Zululanders – PHOTO: File ‘At the moment Dineo is classified as a severe tropical storm. No storm the size of Dineo will be hitting Joburg tonight or this weekend, according to the SA Weather Services. But the storm is expected to weaken significantly as it migrates west today, reports the South African Weather Services. But we will log all suggestions and appreciate your help. Dineo to hit SA today Friday, February 17, 2017 Southern Mozambique was hit on Thursday by the tropical cyclone accompanied by strong winds exceeding 100 kilometres per hour as … It further described potential damage to property that could be caused by the wind, “heavy rain” and… Flood warnings have been issued for Gauteng, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Northern Cape as officials deal with the aftermath of tropical storm Dineo. Please help us to keep public figures accountable by supporting the project. Detailed information on national weather warnings for Ceres and surrounding areas. This is the place to share all your weather reports and media. All rights reserved. The service has stressed that it is a fake weather alert and confirmed that there may be a 30 per cent possibility of showers. No 'Storm Dineo' expected in Gauteng, says weather service 18 June 2020 - 11:04 By Unathi Nkanjeni The weather service says claims on social media that a 'Storm Dineo… @tWeatherSA #Arrivealive^PS pic.twitter.com/byuN7gE5Kl, #Avoid Witkoppen Rd- Closed from Bowling Ave-Rivonia Rd- Flooded from Douglas Dr- JukskeiSANDTON #flooding #JHBTraffic @CICArsa ^NS pic.twitter.com/WHKPxLL1KT, This is the same car caught driving over low level bridge, now stuck. NO severe weather expected in Gauteng. Africa Check contacted the South African Weather Service, which dismissed the claim as “100% a hoax”. The SA Weather Service also disclaimed the warning on their Twitter account. The SA Weather Service says ex-Dineo has been squarely over the southern part of Mozambique for the most part of Thursday. JHB storm victims repair homes. Africa Check is an independent, non-partisan organisation which assesses claims made in the public arena using journalistic skills and evidence drawn from the latest online tools, readers, public sources and experts, sorting fact from fiction and publishing the results. [6] At least seven people were killed across the country, [8] including a child crushed by a fallen tree in Massinga . Tropical Storm Dineo in the Mozambique Channel at 10h15 local time this morning, indicating well-defined spiral banding as well as the beginnings of a central eye. Forecaster Victoria Nurse told us the storm was still affecting Eastern Mpumalanga and Limpopo, but insisted it was not as serious as claimed. ‘The next level would be a tropical cyclone. Satellite-derived estimates indicated up to 200 mm (7.9 in) of rain fell in Inhambane . Tropical cyclone Dineo expected to hit parts of SA. Please avoid the area. “It is not coming even near Gauteng,” she added, inviting us to “please ignore [the warning message]”. The SA Weather Service also disclaimed the warning, Furthermore, except for the call centre of the South African police, the numbers provided at the end of the message do not lead to emergency departments in South Africa.