On Tuesday, April 16, 2024, the Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA) issued a warning of heavy rainfall for select areas in the regions of Dar es Salaam, Tanga, Pwani (including the Mafia Islands), and the islands of Unguja and Pemba starting from the afternoon of April 16, 2024.

The TMA released a statement regarding the expectation of severe weather conditions for a five-day period, commencing from 9:30 AM on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.

The forecast includes strong winds exceeding 40 kilometers per hour and large waves exceeding two meters along some coastal areas of the Indian Ocean.

These areas encompass regions such as Dar es Salaam, Tanga, Pwani (including the Mafia Islands), Lindi, Mtwara, as well as the islands of Unguja and Pemba.

The authority emphasized that the likelihood of such conditions occurring is high, with a moderate level of anticipated impact.

Additionally, the TMA issued an alert for heavy rainfall in a few areas of Dar es Salaam, Tanga, Pwani (including the Mafia Islands), and the islands of Unguja and Pemba, indicating a moderate probability and impact level.

Potential consequences, as outlined by the TMA, may include flooding, disruption of economic activities, fishing, and maritime transportation, urging stakeholders to take necessary precautions.

On April 17, 2024, the TMA extended the alert for heavy rainfall to select areas in the regions of Dar es Salaam, Morogoro, Tanga, Pwani (including the Mafia Islands), Lindi, Mtwara, and the islands of Unguja and Pemba.

Additionally, the authority warned of strong winds reaching 40 kilometers per hour and large waves up to two meters in certain coastal areas along the Indian Ocean (including regions of Tanga, Dar es Salaam, Pwani, Lindi, Mtwara, and the islands of Unguja and Pemba).

The likelihood and potential impact of these conditions were deemed moderate by the TMA.

According to the TMA, the expected repercussions include localized flooding and disruption of economic activities, fishing, and maritime transportation.

On April 18, 2024, the TMA reiterated the alert for heavy rainfall in specific areas of Dar es Salaam, Tanga, Pwani (including the Mafia Islands), Lindi, and the islands of Unguja and Pemba.

Similarly, a warning was issued for strong winds reaching 40 kilometers per hour and large waves up to two meters in some coastal regions along the Indian Ocean (including Tanga, Dar es Salaam, Pwani, Lindi, Mtwara, and the islands of Unguja and Pemba).

The TMA emphasized the importance of preparedness, highlighting potential consequences such as flooding and disruption of economic activities, fishing, and maritime transportation.

Continuing their updates, on April 19, 2024, the TMA advised of heavy rainfall expected in specific areas of Dar es Salaam, Tanga, Pwani (including the Mafia Islands), Lindi, and the islands of Unguja and Pemba.

Moreover, they cautioned against strong winds and large waves in certain coastal areas along the Indian Ocean, with a moderate likelihood and potential impact.

The potential effects, including flooding and disruption of economic activities, fishing, and maritime transportation, were reiterated by the TMA.

Finally, on April 20, 2024, the TMA issued an alert for heavy rainfall in limited areas of the Tanga Region and the islands of Unguja and Pemba.

Additionally, they warned of strong winds and large waves along some coastal regions of the Indian Ocean (including Tanga, Dar es Salaam, Pwani, Lindi, Mtwara, and the islands of Unguja and Pemba), with a moderate likelihood and potential impact.

The TMA emphasized the need for vigilance and readiness, as the forecasted conditions could lead to flooding and disruption of economic activities, fishing, and maritime transportation.