The cyclone made landfall in Mozambique late on Thursday afterbrewing in the Indian Ocean, bringing winds of up to 180 kilometresper hour before weakening slightly and heading towards Zimbabwe.Idai created a storm tide
of 3.5 to 4 metres that swept Mozambique'scoastal city of Beira, WMO spokeswoman Clare Naden said in Geneva.
Storm surge inundated parts of Osaka Prefecture, with a potentially record-breaking storm tide
reported in that area and intense rainfall accompanied the storm, with a recorded rate of 100 mm (3.9 inches) of rain in an hour at the tourist city of Kyoto, and more than 500 millimeters (nearly 20 inches) of rain total was measured in some areas.
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Extreme sea levels are defined as the combined height of high tide plus storm surge (sometimes called the storm tide
1651: A storm tide
struck the North Sea coast of Germany, breaking through dune systems and drowning an estimated 15,000 people.
Near the mouth of the Elbe, total subsidence reached 3.5 meters below mean sea level, corresponding to five meters below mean high tide and nine meters below the highest storm tide
recorded in that area.
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NNA - A tropical cyclone has hit north Queensland in Australia, bringing with it hurricane-force winds and a powerful storm tide
. Cyclone Nathan crossed the coast near Cooktown as a category four storm, the second most severe rating.
(880 hPa) reported by Porter is correct, then the time of maximum surge was close to high tide and therefore the maximum storm tide
inundation at Ninian Bay would have been higher than 9.1 m and potentially close to 9.5 m AHD (when the 2.34-m LAT tide height is converted to AHD).
Residents in the coastal warning zone are warned of a dangerous storm tide
as the cyclone crosses the coast.
He said: "We think the surge could be equal to if not worse than the one that brought such disaster 60 years ago." Thousands of homes were evacuated and many more were without power last night as the storm tide
gradually swept south.