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Tropical cyclones are on the rise in southern Africa

- Ozayr Patel with Jennifer Fitchett

Southern Africa has seen a rise in tropical cyclones recently. Why? Listen to Pasha 20, The Conversation Africa’s podcast on research.

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

Music “Happy African Village” by John Bartmann found on licensed under CC0 1.The Conversation Ozayr Patel, Digital Editor, The Conversation. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.