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Pasha 23: Tropical cyclones are on the rise in southern Africa

The Conversation
13 Jun 2019, 00:37 GMT+10

Southern Africa has seen a rise in tropical cyclones recently. The most recent examples were Cyclones Kenneth and Idai that hit Mozambique and surrounds.

In the latest episode of Pasha Dr Jennifer Fitchett, a senior lecturer in physical geography at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, explained why this is happening.

This episode also looked at naming cyclones and how they are measured.

Read more: Tropical cyclone Idai: The storm that knew no boundaries

Read more: Why the Indian Ocean is spawning strong and deadly tropical cyclones

Read more: Southern Africa must brace itself for more tropical cyclones in future

Photo: By lavizzara Cyclone Idai heading towards Mozambique and Zimbabwe in 2019 - Elements of this image furnished by NASA. Shutterstock

Music "Happy African Village" by John Bartmann found on licensed under CC0 1.

Authors: Ozayr Patel - Digital Editor | Jennifer Fitchett - Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, University of the Witwatersrand The Conversation

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