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Cyclone Kenneth satellite images reveal the terrifying scale of a historic storm

Kenneth arrives a little over a month after Mozambique was hit by Cyclone Idai.

Cyclone Kenneth satellite images reveal the terrifying scale of a historic storm

Cyclone Kenneth, a monster storm that has already claimed the lives of three people, is bearing down on the coast of Mozambique in southern Africa, packing 140-mph winds, dumping rain, causing intense flooding, and threatening hundreds of thousands of people. The cyclone was recently upgraded to Category 4 strength.

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Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado is most threatened, with about 700,000 people at risk, according to AccuWeather. The weather news outlet says Kenneth will be the first hurricane-strength tropical cyclone to hit Cabo Delgado since modern record-keeping began.

The storm comes a little over a month after the country was hit by Cyclone Idai, which devastated the port city of Beira and killed more than 1,000 people, Reuters reports.

Earlier today, a number of media outlets and weather services shared maps, satellite images, and radar scans of the storm, underscoring the cyclone’s enormous scale. For real-time updates, you can visit the BBC’s live storm page.

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