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Tropical Typhoon Approaches Tanzania’s Largest City –


Meteorologists have warned of a rare tropical cyclone that could hit Tanzania’s largest city, Dar es Salaam.

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A CNN report suggests that Hurricane Job may be the first hurricane to land in neighboring countries since 1952.

A statement from the Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA) confirmed the forecast last night. The meteorologist said Hurricane Jobo has continued to rise and is heading for the coast of Lindi region.

Tropical Typhoon Job, which is currently located near the island of Madagascar, in the South Indian Ocean, is typical of severe tropical storms and winds of up to 60 miles per hour.

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Experts, however, say that environmental conditions in the area such as its proximity to the equator could mitigate the storm before landing this weekend.

Cyclones are not visible in Tanzania because of its proximity to the equator, where the Coriolis force – which causes storms around – is weak.

Records show only two other tropical cyclones that have reached the shores of Tanzania since the 19th century: the “Zanzibar Hurricane” of 1872 and Hurricane Lindi in 1952.

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Storms hit the nation 80 years and one day away, leaving behind mass extermination and countless lives.

Dar es Salam, the largest city in Tanzania, has a population of over 6 million. It is the fifth largest city in Africa.

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