‘Storm to make landfall today, amid heavy rains’

23Jan 2021
Henry Mwangonde
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
‘Storm to make landfall today, amid heavy rains’

A TROPICAL storm is expected to make landfall on the eastern coast of Southern Africa today and cause heavy rainfall in Tanzania and other southern African countries.

An advisory released yesterday by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Climate Services Centre said that the tropical storm christened Eloise had a maximum average wind speed of 74 kilometres per hour near its centre.

“It is moving southwest at about 22km/h. There is likelihood that Eloise will make landfall near Beira over Mozambique on Saturday, 23rd January” the note indicated.

The storm is expected to affect SADC countries such as Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana.

“Other parts of SADC region that may experience increased rainfall due to other weather system during the period include parts of Angola, DRC, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia,” it elaborated.

The regional climate centre urged national meteorological and hydrological services to closely monitor these events and update relevant institutions such as disaster risk management agencies at member states level to support preparedness and response measures to protect lives and property...read more on https://epaper.ippmedia.com

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