Zanzibar temporarily suspends marine travel due to impending Tropical Cyclone Jobo

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Drone photo shows small wooden fishing boats on the white sandy shore in the Indian Ocean in Zanzibar, Tanzania on August 23, 2018. (Photo by Mahmut Serdar Alakus/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Drone photo shows small wooden fishing boats on the white sandy shore in the Indian Ocean in Zanzibar, Tanzania. (Photo by Mahmut Serdar Alakus/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Zanzibar’s government has suspended travel on the Indian Ocean due to the impending landfall of Tropical Cyclone Jobo which is expected to hit Tanzania’s coast on April 25.

The rear tropical cyclone is set to hit Tanzania’s East Coast regions such as Dar es Salaam, Tanga, Pwani, Mtwara and Zanzibar.

The Minister of State in the Vice President’s office said in a statement that the Government has put on hold all travelling activities whilst taking precautions as precautionary measures against Cyclone Jobo.

Tropical Cyclone Jobo is expected to impact the country’s weather systems causing heavy rains, strong winds blowing at the speed of 60 kilometers per hour and waves especially in the coastal belt, according to the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA).

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