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Mozambique braces for tropical storm

Maputo. – A new low-pressure system named as Gombe, which has recently formed in Madagascar and evolved into a moderate tropical storm, could reach Mozambique today, the Mozambique’s National Institute of Meteorology (INAM) has announced.

According to the forecasts in the INAM statement, the system was due to reach  the Mozambique Channel was yesterdayday and approach the Mozambican coast today.

“Tropical storm Gombe could influence the weather in the provinces of Cabo Delgado, Nampula and Zambezia, with the occurrence of heavy rains, accompanied by thunderstorms and strong winds,” says the statement.
These are the provinces that are still reeling from the recent ravages of storms which passed through the country earlier this year.
INAM says it is monitoring this phenomenon and appealed to the population to continue to follow the meteorological information and the warnings disseminated by the competent national authorities.
In February, cyclone Emnati hit Madagascar with wind speeds of up to 170 km/h, the government’s meteorological department said, making it the fourth major storm to slam into the Indian Ocean island in the month of February. – Xinhua


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