Weather experts warn of heavy rains in Malawi’s southern region

By Chisomo Phiri

Weather experts in the country have warned that the Southern parts of the country are to receive heavy rains influenced by Cyclone Freddy, from Friday this week.

In its latest update, the Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services says, Freddy, which is currently classified as Severe Tropical Storm continues to intensify in the
Mozambique channel.

The department says the Tropical storm has now turned towards West and is later expected to take the northwesterly trajectory moving at a speed of 7km/h heading towards Mozambique.

Reads the update in part “Projections maintain a very high chance that FREDDY will return and make a second landfall over Mozambique by Friday.

“The exact landing position is not certain but is likely to be between Beira and Nampula.”

Further, the department says projections have also indicated chances of the cyclone moving towards Southern part of Malawi, in the process, enhancing rainfall activities in the region from Friday.


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