Severe weather forecast in Tanzania following deadly lightning strikes

Severe weather forecast in Tanzania following deadly lightning strikes

Recent severe weather in south-eastern Tanzania, particularly the Lindi Region, resulted in three fatalities and 18 injuries due to lightning on February 9. With forecasts predicting more heavy rainfall and thunderstorms, Tanzania braces for further impacts.

Rivers overflow in Tanzania, causing severe floods and destruction

Rivers overflow in Tanzania, causing severe floods and destruction

Heavy rainfall since late October 2023 has severely affected northern Tanzania, especially the Arusha Region. The resulting floods and river overflows have led to at least 10 fatalities, displacement of approximately 90 families, and significant damage to houses and bridges. The worst-hit areas in the Arusha District include Muriet, Terrat, Elerai, Morombo, Lolovono, and Ngarenaro. Further heavy rainfall is forecasted for most of the country.

At least 3 500 houses swept away as destructive floods hit Pwani, Tanzania

At least 3 500 houses swept away as destructive floods hit Pwani, Tanzania

Days of heavy rain caused destructive floods in the district of Rufiji in the Pwani region, eastern Tanzania– sweeping away at least 3 500 residential properties and 6 600 ha (16 309 acres) of farmland, an official reported on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The…

Heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in Tanzania, death toll now at 40

Heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in Tanzania, death toll now at 40

Incessant heavy rains since late January continued to strike most parts of Tanzania, bringing the death toll to 40 by Friday, February 7, 2020. Around 1 750 houses have been destroyed and more than 15 000 were displaced in the worst-affected regions of Lindi,…

At least 44 killed, major traffic disruption as severe floods hit Tanzania

At least 44 killed, major traffic disruption as severe floods hit Tanzania

At least 44 people have been killed as heavy rain and severe flooding continues affecting Tanzania. A third severe weather alert for this month has been issued by the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) on Thursday, October 24, 2019, warning locals of more downpour…